Microsoft has finalized Windows 7 RTM
Windows 7 is complete. Microsoft has announced that the operating system has reached RTM status. So the way for an October 22 release is all clear.
Microsoft has confirmed the finalization of windows 7. The new operating system has reached the important RTM status after three years in development and is delivered to Microsoft's partners. Windows 7 will be available on the retail market on October 22, 2009.
Microsoft hops that thus the time of the unpopular Windows Vista is over. During the development of Windows 7 Microsoft was able to meet all deadlines and received positive feedback from testers and reviewers during early stages. Expectations are high and it seems like Microsoft can satisfy them with Windows 7. Even the Release Candidate, which was publicly available, convinced in matter of usability and performance.
Furthermore Microsoft has noted that the program code of windows 7 has not been changed since July 13. The time was used for extensive tests and final bug searches. The mood in the Redmond headquarters is said to be relaxed - this hadn't been the case back then when windows Vista was released. Microsoft will ship Windows 7 with the final Build 7600.16385.
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