It's likely that Matt participated in the public preview. There was a lot of
FUD being slung around when Vista was first released in November. The
official beta testers who qualified were sent a free version and many people
who participated in the public preview were up in arms because they felt
that they also deserved a free copy. The public preview was simply a way for
anybody to try out the new OS and finding/sending bugs was not a mandatory
requirement, although some PP participants did do this.
Even if you are an official beta tester, there is never an assumption that
you will receive a free version of the final product. This decision is
always made by the beta team when the product reaches RTM.
"David B." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Not being a smart ass, but I'm rather curious as to why his mother has to
> come on here to ask this question, he would have all the contact info he
> needs if he was a beta tester.
> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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> "Matt's Mum" <Matt's Mum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Hi, I am hoping someone can help me. My son was invited to test Vista for
>> bugs and hacking and to submit ares needing improvement. This he did. He
>> provided solutions to the problems he found. His reward was to receive a
>> copy of Vista. To date he has not received it. The address his responses
>> were forwarded to are a no reply address (it was in the Vista program).
>> anyone know who I may write to via Email? I only want to make this wrong
>> right. Thank you to all who read this and/or helps me.