Looks like Microsoft is ahead of schedule *gasp*! Microsoft had origionally set the official release date of Windows Seven to early 2010, but things are looking more like June 2009, and the beta release to October of this year! Lets hope Microsoft is changing some of its ways, and also decides to make it more optimized for regular use, unlike Vista, which was a hog. Could this be a new turn for Microsoft? Maybe I am being too hopeful, but it would be nice.