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Microsoft bets big: Windows 7 RC for a year

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    Cybermagell​an

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/may/01/windows7-rc-free

    FTA:

    Microsoft has announced that the Release Candidate version of Windows 7 will be available to the public as a free download on May 5. And since the RC version seems to be pretty much finished (I have not tried it), then it's essentially giving it away for more than a year: as mentioned earlier, it won't expire until 1 June next year.

    Hmmm, learn from Vista they have (or so it seems)

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    Dodo

    It also locks your computer (or starts the screensaver) while watching video. I'd buy it just to get rid of that. Smiley

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    figuerres

    well the terms of all past pre-relase packages from MSFT say that you must update to the RTM version when that becomes availible.  I would not expect this to change.

    they give the pre-relase a large window "just in case" there is a delay.

    but in a few months when the RTM goes live you will have a legal requirement to stop using the rc bits.

    I am sure some folks will hack it etc... but that's another story.

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    magicalclick

    I think Win7's developement is a lot smoother than Vista. We may see RTM earlier. I can't wait. I love Win7 Beta.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    elmer

    magicalclick said:
    I think Win7's developement is a lot smoother than Vista. We may see RTM earlier. I can't wait. I love Win7 Beta.
    We may see RTM earlier

    Acer's UK MD has already boldly announced the RTM date:  23rd October

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/news.phtml/23846/acer-confirms-windows-7-23-october.phtml

    I don't know where/how he got that info on the RTM at this point, but he seems confident.

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