Windows 7: Release on October 15, 2009?
Windows 7 is said to be released on October 15, 2009. This has been reported by the usually well informed Paul Thurrott. It is still unclear if this applies for the OEM or the Retail version.
The rumors about the release of Windows 7 aren't coming to an end. After Acer Executive Bobby Watkins had mentioned October 23 and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer targeted the holiday season, Paul Thurrott - the person behind the usually well informed website Supersite for Windows - now wants to have learned that Windows 7 will be launched on October 15, 2009. Possible since October 15 is a Thursday this year and Thursdays are quite popular days for diverse software launches.
But it has not been confirmed yet and there is no information if the date applies to the Retail Edition of Windows 7 for the customers or the OEM version for computer resellers. At least it can be read in the Technet Blog that the RTM status of Windows 7 can be reached in the next three months if telemetry data matches the expectations. So it seems quite certain: On Christmas users will be able to install Windows 7 on their system.
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