News Windows 7 Released to Manufacturing

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  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Brandon LeBlanc has announce that Windows 7 has officially been released to manufacturing and now preparations can begin for its official release in October.

    OEMs will recieve copies very soon and MSDN/Technet users will have access to the operating system starting August 6th. For more information on the various dates check out the blog below.

    :source: News Source: Windows Team Blog via Neowin
     
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    I really thought the final build would be 7777. Guess MS isn't that creative.
     
  3. Electronic Punk

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    Well I don't think they have announced what build it is yet, I guess we will know for sure when the OEMs get it in two days but the current thought is that is still 7600.16385.090713-1255

    Edit: yup, has been confirmed!
     
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    oh I cant wait for W7 to come out
     
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    be on torrent and scene ftp's soon then :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    I believe its already out there isn't it?
    16385 etc.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    not rtm - mind you i haven't used either torrents or scene ftps is so long i wouldn't know
     
  8. Khayman

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    I'm a good boy these days :) no leaked builds for me. August 6 for MSDN, yay!
     
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    will the beta keys work with this rtm?
     
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  12. Dark Atheist

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    From Dads Army - "Shut up Pike you stupid boy!!!" :p
     
  13. kcnychief

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    Oohhhhh I love it so far. Running x64 at work and very snappy. Hands down a 180 compared to Vista :D
     
  14. ewokuk

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    does anyone know what the huyge delay between rtm, oems getting it and being able to buy it in a shop?

    is it that these oems have paid a lot of money to get it first?

    i cant believe its a production issue, dvds can be made in their millions every week.

    infact why dont they just put it up for download right now? msdn can get it 6th aug (why even the delay for that?, if its done then its done.....) so why not let people sign up for a key and download it online right now? none of it makes any sense. they could put a few big servers dishing it out as torrents and they wouldnt even need to get swamped by bandwidth.

    The whole world will know its finished.......and cant get it for 3 months.

    perhaps its to allow them to start on the bug fixes and service packs so its ready when the thing is release lol
     
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    Well they will have started ages ago, but OEMs will need to prepare images to ship with their machines and get their support staf trained up etc.

    As for the MSDN delay, not sure :)
    It was on the web a week ago anyway :eek:
     
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    granted oems will need to sort themselves out, but why does that stop them putting it in shops for people to buy or online for people to download right now? seems very very odd to me to have a huge quarter of a year delay between it being finished and being able to get it.
     
  17. Electronic Punk

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    Well alot of that will be training support staff, it was no different with Windows Vista which went RTM on November 8th 2006 and went retail on January 30th 2007.

    Although the beta has been far more public this time around, alot of non-tech-savvy folks around where I live (granted in the middle of nowhere) haven't even heard of Windows 7 yet.
     
  18. Dark Atheist

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    where you live they have only had electricity and clean running water the last five years ;)
     
  19. Electronic Punk

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    We got internet last week too!
     
  20. Dark Atheist

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    dial up is all the rage i take it then :p