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Author:  0vermind [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Request for Longhorn 5060

I love Longhorn alot!! I really would like to see Longhorn 5060 soon. If it's possible, but I must be dreaming right?


Can someone atleast try I'm building my Longhorn/Vista Collection

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:07 pm ]
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It's not been leaked so requesting it here probably won't be much use - as far as I know there isn't anyone here who works for Microsoft ;)

Author:  XDude [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Request for Longhorn 5060

0vermind wrote:
I love Longhorn alot!! I really would like to see Longhorn 5060 soon. If it's possible, but I must be dreaming right?


Can someone atleast try I'm building my Longhorn/Vista Collection

this build was never leaked.
I think you should do some research since you been asking alot lately.
I don't mean to pick on you.

All leaked builds are:
5048
5112
5219
5231 (2)
5259 (2)
5270
5308 (2)
5342
5365
5381
5384
5456
5472
5536
5552
5600
5712 (ZH)
5728
5744
5757 (Server)
5840
6000

Author:  0vermind [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:15 pm ]
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I know it hasn't been leaked that why I said I must be dreaming.

:cry: Too bad Longhorn 5060 and Longhorn 4067 were not leaked. Are they gonna be leaked ever?? I mean Longhorn 4033 was leaked a few months ago.

Author:  XDude [ Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:48 pm ]
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0vermind wrote:
I know it hasn't been leaked that why I said I must be dreaming.

:cry: Too bad Longhorn 5060 and Longhorn 4067 were not leaked. Are they gonna be leaked ever?? I mean Longhorn 4033 was leaked a few months ago.

Builds are released suddenly, OSBA is no loger online, so there goes that chance.

Author:  tpemail [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:44 pm ]
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You can never predict when you can get a new leak...
Some might leak immediately, and some years later or even never...
That's why collecting betas is such an interesting thing... As you can often find surprises :wink:

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:26 pm ]
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tpemail wrote:
You can never predict when you can get a new leak...
Some might leak immediately, and some years later or even never...


Where do the betas that are leaked years later actually come from, just out of interest? As surely the only people that have access to those builds are those who work for Microsoft (as anything that goes to beta testers, TAP, MSDN etc is usually leaked straight away), and they're not going to release them (and it must be quite hard to access old betas even if you do work there, as there'd be no reason for them to be stored somewhere where employees can get at them, if they even keep all of the old buggy builds).

Author:  Bender [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:42 pm ]
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Well, the CDs could of been in storage, or the member that had the CD just became a poster.

I received a bunch of old MS eval cds from my dads old work. They threw away whole binders full of betas because they didn't function right on their machines.

Author:  XDude [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:48 pm ]
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Some people have access to TAP, they send them to some special people in the beta scene. Then, those people keep the build privateand sometimes, those special people just leakks a build when they want to.

Author:  KenOath [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:18 pm ]
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
Where do the betas that are leaked years later actually come from, just out of interest? As surely the only people that have access to those builds are those who work for Microsoft (as anything that goes to beta testers, TAP, MSDN etc is usually leaked straight away), and they're not going to release them (and it must be quite hard to access old betas even if you do work there, as there'd be no reason for them to be stored somewhere where employees can get at them, if they even keep all of the old buggy builds).


You'd be surprised as to what old EX-MS employee's keep stored away
without realizing it's value in the world of beta collecting...
A few months ago one such person actually sold the 1st build of NT ever
compiled - on ebay, the starting price was .99cents..
The archive itself was just a zipped package that was only distributed to
a few testers within MS themselves...
He showed the documentation relating to it to prove it's authenticity...
It ended up selling for something like 120 odd US Dollars.. Too much for
me to fork out at the time...
My bidding stopped at $80 USD...

I actually ended up meeting such a person in Canada, through Ebay
a couple of years ago which is how my Whistler/2003 collection is as
good as it is...

Edit:- Typo

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:34 am ]
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KenOath wrote:
I actually ended up meeting such a person in Canada, through Ebay
a couple of years ago which is how my Whistler/2003 collection is as
good as it is...


You'd think they wouldn't let that sort of stuff out as they could surely get into trouble with MS - I know they're old betas, but companies like MS do seem to get very annoyed even about stuff like Windows 1.0 being distributed. Do you know from your contact with MS employees whether every single build is actually kept somewhere, or if they just throw most of them out after a while?

Author:  0vermind [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:54 pm ]
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Yeah you, ....would, ....think that :roll:

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