Windows 7 RC Rumors And Beta 2 Facts

To put it short: Steven Sinofsky confirmed that there will be no Windows 7 Beta 2 which means that the next official release will be the Windows 7 Release Candidate. Rumors that have been came to light yesterday suggest a release in early April for the Windows 7 Release Candidate.

The RTM release of Windows 7 is expected in the third quarter of 2009, most suggesting a release in early October which would indicate a public availability in the fourth quarter of 2009.

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21 Responses to Windows 7 RC Rumors And Beta 2 Facts

  1. error32 February 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    at this hard economique time ,big companie have to keep them customer really happy to survive, so they invest more in the customer satisfaction .For sure microsoft can do the perfect os
    but that mean less money to them, i m quite sure that windows 7 gonna be better than vista and the best  multifonctionnality os of the market

  2. Daniel February 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    I tested the public beta of Windows 7 on my computer, a 3.2 Ghz. Pentium 4 HT with 2 GB RAM, AGP 256 MB Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card (updated model with OpenGL2 since the first models used to have OpenGl 1.5 but this one according to a tool I used to see the opengl extensions it has reported OpenGL 2.1, plus pixel and shader 2.0), I know the card isn’t much the wow thing but I’m not a hard core gamer so no problem there.

    Anyhow, for hard disk I used a mere 20 GB disk I had spared to not risk my current XP installation on my main 320 GB disk, and for have used a 20 GB disk which ended with just 8 GB free after install Windows 7, Antivirus, Windows Live Messenger and another small program, the performance was still pretty good, the Aero worked at full in all parts like transparency, flip 3D, effects, etc.

    I didn’t had any hardware problems, Windows 7 through Windows update downloaded drivers for my sound and graphic cards (well sound is integrated but you get the point ^^), my USB memory got recognized without problem too.

    I’m still debating between doing a clean install or upgrade my current one due to that I have a lot of programs installed and would be a long time to reinstall all of them, I’m leaned more towards the upgrade, to see how it works, I will see that when the time comes.

    So far according to the Vista advisor the only software I have that would have incompatibility issues is my antivirus and another program but I can replace the antivirus for another one compatible like AVG and the other program just upgrade it to a recent version so no problem with that.

    So if I got that for Vista then I think it will be the same for Windows 7.

  3. RBlack February 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi
    Disregard the Mac / Apple crowd. I have both systems, and can honestly say that I’m enjoying the Win 7 version.
    I shifted to the Mac after dealing with Vista. I like it but it has quirks that I don’t like, but that is just me.
    I had an interesting experience on a Mac forum, in which I was criticizing some features of the mac.
    Well, a FLOOD of paranoid, defensive ( wackos?? ) responded. I was even called a MOLE..
    My opinion..Mac is fine but seems to have a lot of really weird users.
    Windows really tests our patience but overall seems a better system

  4. Dan Dar3 February 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Defensive people Mac users eh?! Mole, now they went quite low there :-)

    Microsoft is certainly doing a better job with W7, it’s building on top a raw and early released Vista, but it seems to be a good foundation to build on. They rewrote so many underlying systems – and they wanted to do so much more – they were bound to get some things wrong back then. I think W7 will be quite a success, it’ll be the new XP in a couple of years :-)


    Some Changes Since Beta for the RC
    http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/02/26/some-changes-since-beta.aspx

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