By Harry McCracken | Monday, June 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm
While Apple is hosting developers and IT types in San Franciso, Microsoft is doing the same at its Tech-Ed conference in New Orleans. And one of the pieces of news out of Microsoft’s event is that Windows 7 SP1, the first megapatch for the current version of the company’s operating system, will be available as a public beta next month and should be finalized by the end of this year.
SPI is nothing more than all the fixes that Microsoft has released for Win 7 so far rolled into one update–and if my experience so far is typical, even the initial version of the OS was surprisingly robust. But if you’re the type who likes to wait for a major update before upgrading your operating system, now’s the time to start thinking about Windows 7.