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Windows 7: You Want It, You Got It

If you're jonesin' for a real, pretty much final copy of Windows 7, you're in luck -- provided you're an MSDN or TechNet member.

Now, bear with me if you're not a Ph.D. in Microsoft naming conventions. Recently, we had a beta of Windows 7 that turned into a release candidate (RC), which means it's almost ready for release (not sure if it has to win a majority of votes). Before we get to the real, true, actual, final, final commercial product, we have one more little beauty -- the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version, which means OEMs now get the software.

IT insiders can nab this item, as well, so long as they have a special relationship with Microsoft, such as a TechNet or MSDN sub. Many Redmond readers fit into this category and I'm dying to know how you like the RTM. Your impressions readily received at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on August 10, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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