Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Windows 7 Release Candidate is Out

There isn't much to say about this; Windows 7 RC was released a few hours early last night by Microsoft. It will remain usable for a year (the current Windows 7 Beta expires in June). So Microsoft is giving its users a rare opportunity to play with its software for free for a year. I've been running the Windows 7 Beta on a spare laptop and while it's not spectacular, it does subtly improve upon Vista in every way. It's slightly faster, the interface is slicker and some of Vista's annoyances have been remedied. Connecting to a wifi network for exactly is a simple matter of bringing up a list of available hotspots from the taskbar.

I downloaded the release candidate overnight and plan on installing it sometime this week....

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