A feature-complete Windows Vista CTP (build 5308) is available for download

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A couple of weeks back, I blogged about the imminent release of the next Windows Vista community technology preview (CTP). It turns out I was premature – my source obviously didn’t know about the x64 driver problems which delayed the release, but build 5308 is now available for registered beta testers to download from Microsoft Connect.

Interestingly, Microsoft still don’t seem to have written off the idea of a second beta, but the February CTP is feature complete. Quoting from the e-mail I received “This build is not beta quality but is being provided as a preview of our progress towards Beta 2. It should allow you to confirm the many bugs fixed since the last build and best of all, you can begin to explore the full Windows Vista feature set as we are now feature complete!”.

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