|Windows 7 RC set for May lift-off|
Chris Keall | Monday March 16 2009 - 09:30pm
To help push Microsoft through the recession, expunge memories of Vista, conquer the netbook market, improve PC users' lives in general or, who knows -think positive, people - maybe all of the above, Windows 7 continues its hectic schedule toward launch.
The Windows 7 Center blog reports that the Release Candidate (RC) version of Microsoft's new OS -its dress rehearsal edition, and the last stop before a commercial build goes to PC makers - is now due in late May.
The blog's lead - a translated Russian post - seems hairy.
But the W7 Center is part of a close-knit set of blogs keeping an eye on Windows developments. So far, they've proved accurate with their various leaked screen shots, including the scoop that the new OS will let users switch off IE 8