Received first thing this morning in my email is the latest announcement from Microsoft on the Windows 7 Release To Manufacturers. Microsoft says they are packing up copies and manufacturers are putting it on new PC’s as we surf. Final shipping product is still on track for consumer availability on October 22, 2009.
Twitterspeak: OMG RTM@WPC
July explodes onto the scene as reports of Windows 7, version 7264 flood the internet. Why the excitement, what’s different about this version? Well, first off the beta and RC1 license keys that have been so abundantly supplied by Microsoft, will not activate the software. This is a sure sign that the RTM release day is close. Additional evidence is noted by changes in the EULA. All references to “development” have been removed, and while there are other more subtle changes, these are enough for me.
This confirms it!. It’s time to jump the Vista ship and get on board with Windows 7. No need to cling to that precious version of Windows XP either. Skip vista and hop into the latest and greatest. You know you want to.