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win2k beta download

I've heard rumors about a win2k beta download site. Are they true? if so, where can I download it?

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kwallace01
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ABCStoreCommented:
It's winbeta.microsoft.com
Good luck! =)
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kwallace01Author Commented:
It asks for a username and password.

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kwallace01
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Any site that's legal is going to be run by Microsoft and almost certainly require a username and password.  And at this point since Win2K is out of beta, Microsoft will not be so easily sending out betas unless you are a developer and contact them regarding the Microsoft Developer Network - THEN MAYBE YOU'LL GET A "FREE" COPY - but generally to join the developer network costs between $500 and $2500, depending on the level you choose.

In my opinion, you should have ABCStore answer the question - any other answer that isn't entirely legal should not be posted here.
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j2Commented:
abcstore was right, thats the only _legal_ site to get it, and yes, yo udo need a MSDN (or equivialent) user to access it. His answer is correct. And since any other site is an illegal site, you are not allowed to ask for it on this forum.
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LermitteCommented:
You can ask Microsoft for a 120-day evaluation corpareted preview at

http://www.microsoft.com/DirectAccess/products/w2kb3/default.asp
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Adam LeinssCommented:
leew: come on leew, you know it's at 127.0.0.1 /pub/super/secret/hush/hush/windows2000/win2rtm.rar

=)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Your evil Aleinss.  
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jhanceCommented:
It is indeed true that W2K is availble for download, as of 21-January-2000!  It not the BETA anymore but rather the real manufacturing release.

What's the catch?  You must be an MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Professional (or higher) subscriber.

See:

http://msdn.microsoft.com

for full details.

Any other "download" would be illegal.
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kwallace01Author Commented:
I will accept this answer, but first I would like to know if there is any way to get a free trial MSDN subscription.

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kwalllace01
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jhanceCommented:
No, there is no free trial MSDN subscription.  The best you can get free is the MSDN Online access to the library, DDK, SDK, and Knowledge Base.  Actually that's quite a lot of stuff for nothing but the connect time!

The Professional level subscription gives you access to the operating systems for development use.  The Universal subscription give you EVERYTHING!  It's not cheap but it's a lot of stuff.
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kwallace01Author Commented:
OK, I guess i'll wait 'till it comes out.

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kwallace01
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