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First Look video: Windows 7 beta

Microsoft's latest operating system won't be officially released until the summer, but you can test out the free beta for it now. Take a peek inside the future of Windows--now this is what Vista should have been.

Windows 7 beta

The beta of Windows 7 shows off Microsoft's most innovative operating system in years. Everything from the look to the guts has been overhauled. A completely revamped taskbar changes the way you'll interact with your programs for the better, and nobody will be complaining about the faster boot time, the faster program launch time, and the improved resource management.

In this First Look video, I'll give you a quick overview of what Windows 7 beta can do and how to use it. The only problem? Having to wait until summer for the official release.

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