Windows 7 More Win7 Availability News from M$

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  1. busydog

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    Windows 7 RTM Available Weeks Before October 22

    The official public release





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    [​IMG] Microsoft confirmed that it would make Windows 7 RTM available to customers weeks before the official public release. The Redmond-based company is aiming for October 22, 2009 as the deadline when the next iteration of the Windows client hits the shelves and be offered by OEMs preinstalled on new computers. However, by that time, select customers would have already deployed and started using the gold edition of Windows 7. It is the case of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, which, according to the software giant, will soon roll out Windows 7 PCs for the hotels’ Link@Sheraton. The announcement that Windows 7 RTM will be available to Sheraton guests weeks ahead of October 22 came at the HITEC conference in Anaheim, California on June 23.
     
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    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Nice. It needs to be rolled out everywhere as soon as possible.
     
  3. piit

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    Hmm. And that would be why if you don't mind my asking...? :rolleyes:
     
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    Seen this a few times before. What is "gold edition" supposed to be? Doesn't sound right. More like Business or Professional...
     
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    Traditionally, "gold version" means the first commercial release, without service packs.
     
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    Ah, I see... Interesting, never realized that :) Thanks for the info. Still, why "gold", that will probably remain a mystery :)
     
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    Ah so soon not just a leak here and there a flood :D
     
  8. busydog

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    Quickly

    Better build an ark for that flood that's a-:redface:coming.
     
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    Ark? Ah all them party animals :D
     
  10. Radenight

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    Microsoft has officially stated (multiple times) that the RTM will be released before October (sometime in June or July) and the Retail or 'GA' will be released on October 22nd, 2009. Provided there are no unforseen delays of course.. ;)
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    I would argue that the vast majority of networks running Windows 5 (XP Client) are not being managed properly. In terms of the number of security updates that have been released, I am confident to say that I believe most organizations are not running WSUS and if they have user accounts with limited access and an insufficient IT staff these machines aren't going to be getting updated.

    This means poor performance on these computers, lost productivity, major security problems... There are a lot of organizations whereas the "Enterprise Admins" group, in fact, the entire IT department, is one or two people, like where I work.

    Deploying this OS is easier and less time consuming than Vista. Performance is on par or better than XP. Resource usage is way down. How can you go wrong? As long as the final bits are done they should release it as soon as humanly possible!!
     

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