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Old 27th October 2009, 13:33   #1
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In addition to helping us understand how the Windows 7 product development and planning team used feedback to shape the final release of Vista's successor, Microsoft also followed up to give us some more detailed numbers. The company threw a lot of data points at us, but the one that stuck out like a sore thumb was this number: more than eight million people took part in the Windows 7 beta program. Redmond made a point to say that this number was more than any Microsoft beta ever.

A lot of factors contributed to this number, but much of the credit goes to Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division as of July 2009, for the changes he implemented to make the beta program the start of hype around the product.

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Probably explains why Microsoft didn't give every beta tester a free copy of Ultimate...
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Better then gmail ?

you are asking if Windows 7, the OS, is better than gmail, the internet webmail?
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