So, i'm interested in Windows 7

I've been interested in trying windows7 for a while and i just have this down:

directX11 support

new taskbar/icon tray/dock thing

touchsmart support

sanp-to-edge feature

(if i missed anything else worth mentioning, plz tell me)

if i get the beta (im using xp) is there any way to go back if something fucks up?

does it taqke forever to download the beta?

are there any downsides i should worry about?

(no hating intended, just honest questions)

Read the blog.

well, how do you plan on getting the beta without torrenting it?

the way you go back...dual boot windows 7 and windows xp, simple as that.