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Windows 7 Nearly Ready To Go

Jonesin' for Windows 7? This puppy is one step closer, having made it to the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) stage. This means it just needs to be packaged up and sent off to OEMs.

I'm not surprised. I've been using 7 as my exclusive OS for the last month. In my opinion, the Windows 7 release candidate isn't quite finished -- but it's way more finished than XP! Yeah, 7 crashes (I recovered from a crash 10 minutes ago and had to use a recovered version of this very file), but it crashes far less than XP, and is way, way, way faster. And I'm using beta software.

Windows 7's server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, also made the RTM grade. Speaking of which, this whole "RTM" thing frustrates me. It means the OS is done, but systems aren't yet available.

Dang, I want a Windows 7 netbook in the worst way. That way, I can pretend to work anywhere there's a hotspot (don't tell my boss!).

Posted by Doug Barney on July 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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