Microsoft Sets Release Date for Windows 7 RC1. Two of Them, Actually!

By  |  Friday, April 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Windows 7Enough with the rumors, educated guesses, and BitTorrent leaks: Microsoft is saying when it’ll release Windows 7 Release Candidate 1, the version that’s likely to be the last major one before the OS is finalized. As Ina Fried reports over at Cnet, developers who are members of Microsoft’s MSDN program can download it on April 30th; everyone else will get it on May 5th. The RC will feature a lot of minor tweaks compared to the beta, but if it involves any surprises it’ll be…surprising! Absent wild-card scenarios like government interference, it seems all but certain that the computers folks buy for back-to-school season and the holidays will get the shipping version of the OS.

I’ll install it and share thoughts when I can get my hands on it; if you give it a test drive, I’d love to know what you think.

 
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  1. Robert Says:

    Here’s hoping they actually have enough drivers installed with it so that can actually do something.

  2. Hector Macias Ayala Says:

    Downloading it now from a torrent site!!

    I know it works, Ive tried every single version from 7000, 7022, 7048, 7057, 7068 and 7077, and now 7100. All x64 of course, no crappy x86 BS.

    So I know its good, it works, what’s compatible and what is not.

  3. cmw Says:

    Why would anyone download from a Torrent site? THere is no such thing as a non problematic OS and an illegal copy leaves you forever wondering.

  4. maSnun Says:

    I am quite happy with my windows Vista… I don’t wanna go for Windows 7 :)

  5. Fraser Says:

    Hopefully its not the pig vista was pre sp1. I haven’t seen Win7 yet but will defently download it on the 30th April thanks to wonderful MSDN

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