So, I was going to download the Windows 7 Beta and install it on a qemu+kvm virtual machine. This would be the first time that I've ever downloaded a MS Beta product. Unfortunately, I need a MS Passport account so I can sign in and get it.
Considering all of the flack that MS has gotten for Vista, you would think that they would make obtaining the beta really easy. They're handing out keys for the OS like candy. Why would they limit a user to a Windows Passport account?
I may have had one in the past, but I don't remember what it was/is. I'm certainly not going to sign up for one now. My wife has a HotMail account. I may have her download it tomorrow.