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 PostPost subject: What was the first pre-release you ever had ?        Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:32 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: What was the first pre-release you ever had ?        Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:24 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: What was the first pre-release you ever had ?        Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:46 pm 
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And the first downloaded beta, hmmm, probably it was Neptune, but it could have been an early Chicago build as well..

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 PostPost subject: Re: What was the first pre-release you ever had ?        Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:22 am 
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I'm pretty sure my first download was Whistler 2428 (though I was given a burned WinME RC1 CD by a friend before this)... First original media was Visual Studio .NET Beta 1 (back before they appended a year to it! ;)) ...


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It was one of the NT 3.1 betas.. It was horrible.. It basically xcopied stuff into 'place' and slapped down a bootloader... The later betas were WAY better, and the release felt cool.

It also looked terrible... lol It was awesome for the C compiler to have real 32bit stuff... But I don't recall it being all that stable..

I wish I could find the CD's I misplaced all that stuff... :'(

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