Windows 7 RC 1 is available for download today. CLICK HERE to download Windows 7 RC1.
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This is the Ultimate version and is due to “expire on June 1, 2010, and the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin on March 1, 2010“. I’m still unsure how the bi-hourly shutdown works, but whether twice hourly or once every two hours, I’m sure it will be irritating enough to push those of us using the OS to buy or drop back. As much as I’ve enjoyed the Windows 7 betas, I’m sure I’ll be buying and moving up.
I’m expecting the reception to Windows 7 to be a warm one. Many who refused the Vista switch because of issues with UAC, studdering preformance, and software incompatability, will be ripe for a sensible upgrade. Die-hard XP fans will give a sigh of relief as they give this latest Microsoft relase a try.
Ah, my RC1 download is 93% finished. There should be some nice additons and fixes moving up from the beta. I’m anxious to see if some earlier problems are removed. I’ll report back after giving it a whirl. BTW, moving from the Beta to a new install of the RC1 is a snap because of the new Window Easy Transfer.