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Windows 7 Thread, RTM - 13th July in Technical; thing is, when vista came out, it was all the 6000 build that was RTM, however they made so many ...
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    thing is, when vista came out, it was all the 6000 build that was RTM, however they made so many updates before releasing it as RTM. I mean there was 7 or 8 versions of 6000 build by the time that the RTM came out, so windows 7 may well go down the same route.

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    Well 7100 was the number of the RC and they rebuild all the time (daily apparently) so it's bound to be a good few builds on by RTM, I think they only change driver support then before the release version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
    RTM means release to manufacturer. They do this early so that people like Nvidia and ATi can finish their drivers for the software.

    Also it allows companies like Dell to get Windows 7 working on their computers so that they can start selling PCs with Windows 7 on the release date
    And for people like Capita to get their software to work on it for release day...

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    Winver just reports version 6.1 build 7600

    No watermarks, no timout yet... but no product key entered or not activated.

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    Sounds like they finally updated calc.exe, thats been bugging me for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Depends, that blog doesn't confirm or deny directly is the build that leaked yesterday is real or not. All they say is that they consider "RTM" to mean that all language builds are complete.

    I'm pretty miffed off tho that MVLS won't get it until September 1st, I don't know why they feel the need nowadays to hold off on stuff even when it's publicly known to be complete and leaking all over the place. They did this with Vista SP1 as well.

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    I gues we will have it for sure on the 1st then since we are practically al VL customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    I'm pretty miffed off tho that MVLS won't get it until September 1st, I don't know why they feel the need nowadays to hold off on stuff even when it's publicly known to be complete and leaking all over the place. They did this with Vista SP1 as well.
    Simple reason is it gives them time to sort out all the non coding stuff like support, license keys and documentation for the release.

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    Wouldn't you think though, since M$ is trying so very hard to maintain their presence in the education sector, that the timing would take into account when that sector had it's relative downtime to install everything ready for the new academic year?

    (and for the educative grammar loving techies - I apologise for the long sentence above but not for it's content)

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    Not really, Windows 7 is nice to play with but I certainly won't be upgrading it site wide for a couple of years.

    I remember all the people who rushed to install Vista the day it was released, think they might have regretted that somehow

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    we have actively tested the RC in our environment and it works perfectly. Infact it works better than vista!

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    Infact it works better than vista!
    Correction, it works soooo much better than Vista. I was running Vista on a Core2 box with 1Gb RAM and it was jerky, sluggish prone to slowdown and kept pausing all the time due to the way the GUI was threaded (read a Mark Russinovich blog on it). Windows 7 in comparision is very snappy doesn't slow down or pause on the same hardware with the same software.

    Big improvement.

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    and in an educational production environment thats exactly what you want!

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    Agreed - Windows 7 is much better here - 99.99% of the time there is no need to install any drivers - its even finding printers that were a major PITA under Vista (HP 2600 and cp1515n spring to mind...)
    much faster, even on PCs that struggled with Vista..

    Will def be deploying as soon as I get the VL's - pity its earmarked fro 1st Sept though

    though might just be able to roll it out!

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