his afternoon, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 has been released to manufacturing. Essentially, this means that the new operating system’s development has been completed, and it’s now on its way to PC manufacturers who will ready it for an October launch.
Between now and October is a crucial time, and will greatly effect when consumers get their hands on Windows 7. While the general consumer launch is on October 22, vendors and partners will receive Windows 7 in the coming days. Volume License businesses with Software Assurance licenses can download Windows 7 on August 7, and MSDN and TechNet subscribers will be able to get Windows 7 on August 6. For people currently testing the release cantidate, it’ll continue working until August 2010. Courtesy of slashdot.com