Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

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Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:48 am

The first Windows 7 release candidate could go out to the public in just over two weeks—and barely four months after the release of the first beta. As Ars Technica reports, Microsoft let slip the rollout schedule via its Microsoft Partner Program website, which apparently stated the following this weekend:
Partners: If you have a subscription to MSDN or TechNet, you can download Windows 7 RC now. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 RC starting May 5, 2009.
Looks like Microsoft will reach its goal of having Windows 7 on store shelves by the holiday season and maybe even by the rumored October date.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by FZ1 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:07 am

I don't think I'm going to bother with this one...I'll wait until it goes live. It doesn't offer anything more than I have other than sparkling shininess.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Skippman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:14 am

I just got Vista this year. I'm not going to Windows 7 anytime soon. I'd have stuck to XP if I didn't need a 64bit distro due to my RAM.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Major_A » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:34 am

After playing with Windows 7 a little bit there is a long list of things I like about it and a long list of things I hate about it. Hopefully some of the things in that list of hate are addressed in the RC.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Skippman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:18 am

Such as?

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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Major_A » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:14 pm

Well...
1) No classic start menu
2) Pinned applications instead of a quick launch
3) You have to dig too deep to get to your network card just to initialize a "repair"
4) The taskbar in general - I just don't like how it's setup
5) Still no option to uninstall Media Center and other Ultimate options, even though they said there would be
These are the few off the top of my head. Let me think about it for a while and I'll add to the list as they come to me. I don't have Window 7 installed on a computer at present so I can't easy turn on a PC and refer to it that way.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by dicecca112 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:08 pm

Apoptosis wrote:The first Windows 7 release candidate could go out to the public in just over two weeks—and barely four months after the release of the first beta. As Ars Technica reports, Microsoft let slip the rollout schedule via its Microsoft Partner Program website, which apparently stated the following this weekend:
Partners: If you have a subscription to MSDN or TechNet, you can download Windows 7 RC now. Otherwise, you can download Windows 7 RC starting May 5, 2009.
Looks like Microsoft will reach its goal of having Windows 7 on store shelves by the holiday season and maybe even by the rumored October date.

Ars Technica is wrong, May 5, the RC will be available to Technet and MSDN subscribers. Its already been released to Partners, just not via those two locations.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Kougar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:42 am

Major_A wrote:Well...
1) No classic start menu
2) Pinned applications instead of a quick launch
3) You have to dig too deep to get to your network card just to initialize a "repair"
4) The taskbar in general - I just don't like how it's setup
5) Still no option to uninstall Media Center and other Ultimate options, even though they said there would be
These are the few off the top of my head. Let me think about it for a while and I'll add to the list as they come to me. I don't have Window 7 installed on a computer at present so I can't easy turn on a PC and refer to it that way.
1) I know this is purely preference, but why stick with the same interface layout and design that is bordering on 15 years old?

2)Takes only a few moments to re-add the QuickLaunch bar and disable application pinning.

3) I agree completely. It's still to deep to repair connections let alone grab IP addresses.

4) It can be configured identically to that of Vista if you prefer. You still will get Jumplists, but I much prefer the new taskbar as a hybrid of Vista and W7.

5) No option present in the RC build?? I'll have to check on this one.

dicecca112 wrote:Ars Technica is wrong, May 5, the RC will be available to Technet and MSDN subscribers. Its already been released to Partners, just not via those two locations.
I had read (elsewhere, maybe Dailytech) that it would become available on the 30th for Technet and MSDN subscribers, and May 5th for the public.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Major_A » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 am

1) I know this is purely preference, but why stick with the same interface layout and design that is bordering on 15 years old?
Because I find that it is easier for me to find my programs this way. It's less cluttered and as with most things I like my computer layout to be pretty Spartan.

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Re: Microsoft Windows 7 RC will go public on May 5

Post by Kougar » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:09 pm

Windows 7 Release Candidate is now available to Technet subscribers. :)
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