The PC galaxy is now a-frenzy with the Windows 7 beta—the largest OS beta test in history. Before we continue reporting, let's look back at its features, promises and proofs of awesomeness:
• The initial Windows 7 feature walkthrough, boot video and first taste of the user experience
• Giz Explains all the hidden benefits of Windows 7, and why it will smash Vista
• Our parody of 25 features you won't find in Windows 7
• How Windows 7 will extend laptop battery life by at least 11%
• What the totally upgraded Media Center interface on Windows 7 can do
• Early benchmarks of Windows 7 said to be "very promising"
• Finally, how to install and play with the Windows 7 Beta