Windows 7 is FINALLY out for manufacturing, no looking back now!By Partho, Gaea News Network
Thursday, July 23, 2009
With so much fuss over Windows 7, Microsoft has officially signed off the OS, releasing it to manufacturing. After having done with the testings and validation checks required for RTM, Microsoft has officially declared build 7600 as RTM. Microsoft announced that the RTM code will be delivered to select customers and developers beginning on August 6. For general public, it would be available from October 22. To double up the kicks, Microsoft also announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 also reached that RTM phase. With Windows 7 schedules moving at an accelerated pace, it remains to answer, why Microsoft is hurrying down its new OS.
Windows 7 is likely to be the most crucial operating system, Microsoft has released till date, especially as the largest selling OS maker is on image makeover after its Windows. With the new OS Microsoft would be looking regain the lost ground during Vista’s reign when Apple’s Mac OS X and some Linux distributions gained momentum. As Windows 7 moves to RTM, Microsoft anticipates a better future and can look forward to get rid of current desktop Windows operating system and its broken brand.
Microsoft claims that Windows 7 is build around customers expectations and offers set of features to support them.Most importantly, Microsoft has worked on fixing Vista’s bugs, and ensured that Windows 7 carries an enhanced Interface. Moreover, the new OS would streamlined memory footprint, which will allow the software to run on much less powerful hardware, including netbooks. Windows Vista had an extremely long development cycle, however, Microsoft ensured Windows 7 had an accelerated schedule placing it at the top priority level. Windows Vista was released on January 30, 2006 and we heard of the first Windows 7 milestone 1 release in January 2008. The software has been released 18 months after the release of first milestone
With Windows 7 scheduled to hit General Availability October 22, Microsoft will leave no stone unturned to make the most of Christmas season.
Tags: Christmas, RTM, Windows 7 build 7600, Windows Server 2008 R2