Well, if the popularity of the Windows 7 Beta is any indication, Microsoft might not be in bad shape. Or maybe people are so incensed at Vista that they'll take anything they can get. Anyway, it appears that they underestimated the number of people wanting a shot at Windows 7 Beta, and it's more-or-less taken microsoft.com off the air. At least, that's what I think is happening to their site, since microsoft.com has been all but completely down for most of the morning. Occasionally I'll get a page load, but otherwise, nada.
Too bad they couldn't have just distributed a torrent file of the beta. I mean, that's the whole point of Bit Torrent after all.
And actually, I did use Bit Torrent to download the Windows 7 Beta, but not from Microsoft's site. When will they learn?