Friday, May 8, 2009
Microsoft has released Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) for public download on 5th May 2009, You can download Windows 7 RC from the following link:
Download Windows 7 RC
Microsoft said, that the Windows 7 will be available for download at lease through July 2009 and they are not limiting the number of product key.
The Windows 7 RC will expire on 1st June 2010 and starting from 1st March 2010, pc's running Windows 7 RC will shutdown every 2 hour. To avoid interruption, Microsoft ask us to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010.
Speaking about this issue, I think the Windows 7 release date should be before end of this year. Acer has confirmed that their new all-in-one Z5600 PC will be preloaded with Windows 7 starting from 23rd October 2009 while Asus said that Eee PCs should be running Windows 7 by the second half of this year.
Microsoft should work hard to meet the Windows 7 release date and avoiding any release delayed otherwise those with RC version will just watch their pc shutting down every 2 hour.