This morning, MSDN and TechNet subscribers were dismayed to find that downloads of the Windows 7 Release Candidate began bogging down shortly after they were made available. For several hours after the official launch, most subscribers who tried to log on found themselves unable to reach the download pages. The problem, I'm told by a Microsoft insider, wasn’t server capacity. Instead, the glitch (now fixed) was caused by a database configuration problem. I've got details and a startling graph.
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