Tech beta invitees get free Windows 7 Ultimate, Vista Ultimate owners still stewing
Not so fast, says Microsoft! As LeBlanc himself puts it in a brief blog post, "Normally I hate to be wrong but in this case, I'm stoked that I am." If you received an invitation from Microsoft, you'll be getting that free copy you hoped for.
Unsure as to whether or not you qualify? Mary Jo Foley has a post a CNet that should clear up any questions.
Vista Ultimate owners - that's another story. Hopefully you took advantage of the $49 pre-order for Home Premium when you had the chance, since that may have been your best chance to catch a break on the upgrade. If not, well, you're on the hook for another $119.99 or $219.99 if you want to roll the dice on the Ultimate Edition again.