…and CrunchGear. The entire smackdown is here:
CrunchGear [claims] without a sigh of doubt these are real screenshots of Windows 7. Their followup update somehow insists a Microsoft employee has told them these are “older version of the concept renderings…” TechCrunch gives them their “seal of approval”. At the time of writing, now 925,000 RSS subscribers have been told these are “real”.
[A]ll of the images are third-party mockups except the “version screen” which is not very interesting to begin with. For an article claiming to have “a ton of … screen shots of the current build of Windows 7″ this is pretty ridiculous.
Long’s deadpan conclusion: "Some writers hold a higher level of integrity than others."