The Beta Relationship

The courtship began in 2003 when I first ran Windows Vista in pre-alpha form (then known as Windows Longhorn). After two disastrous dates beta builds, I was ready to take the plunge again. I am now running on fully beta software from Microsoft, i.e. Windows Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384) and Office 2007 Beta 2, on the laptop that I use for my day to day work.

There was a bit of bloodshed involved with the drivers initially but it’s all good now. If you think running the release version of the Windows OS is scary enough, try running it in beta form. I can feel my balls shrink whenever a pop-up window appears expecting it to crap up. I’m happy to report that there has been no window crashes nor ball shrinkages so far. If this is not living on the edge, I don’t know what is.


  1. Aida

    Redzuan, can u run ativirus on top of your Vista Beta? Just curious to know as I heard some comments on antivirus didnt work on it, especially Symantec.

  2. Lizzam

    Beta rasa beta akan tunggu Vista full version. lagipun beta ada jumpa orang install vista kat iMac. macam menarik je prospek itu…tapi masih beta ingin menunggu hingga vista bukan lagi beta

  3. dJ phuturecybersonique

    aida: nope. i’m not running any antivirus programs at all. just using whatever that vista provides and my own commonsense for protection. a lot of stuff that hooks onto the kernel like antivirus programs don’t work properly or at all for that matter.

  4. Rudy

    sweet, dude

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