View Full Version : Rumor mill says public Windows 7 Release Candidate coming on April 10th

02-21-2009, 02:00 PM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/02/win7_uni.jpg (http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/02/rumor-public-to-get-windows-7-rc-build-on-april-10-2009.ars)
Ars Technica is reporting that several sources are now pointing to a likely Release Candidate build of Windows 7 being made publicly available on April 10th. While we can't attest to the probability of this occurence... occuring on that date, they're also reporting that the development team's progress is confirmed as being on track for that date, so we'll just have to wait with breath baited to see if the unicorn (our term for the OS) appears then or not.

Link (http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/21/rumor-mill-says-public-windows-7-release-candidate-coming-on-apr/)

02-21-2009, 06:43 PM
I'll stick with Vista for now. :D

02-21-2009, 07:45 PM
I like my Windows 7 but check out this thread! :D

02-21-2009, 08:05 PM
I'm sticking with XP64 until I have to switch to Windows 7

I tried out the beta, and I was getting the same random BSODs as I did in VISTA....maybe because those dummies over at M$ decided to use the same code base for an OS that was supposed to be eveyrthing Vista wasn't

02-21-2009, 10:39 PM
I've been running Vista for a year and a half, not one BSOD. I think those are more likely hardware or hardware compatibility issues.

02-21-2009, 10:54 PM
I had never experienced a BSOD until now....not with XP, neither with Vista. :cool:

02-21-2009, 10:56 PM
^^^I had a few with XP....but Win98 was the WORST for BSOD. Seemed like if you sneezed in the general direction of your machine it would give you an instant BSOD.

02-22-2009, 04:53 AM
^^^I had a few with XP....but Win98 was the WORST for BSOD. Seemed like if you sneezed in the general direction of your machine it would give you an instant BSOD.
LOL I feel so young here. I've never used windows98.

First computer I ever touched was when I was 7 or 8. My dad had just bought some sort of power pc mac clone. and it was running some OS that to this day I still have no clue what it was. Needless to say that PC didn't last long, as I ended up erasing the hard disk in an attempt to free like 8MB (back then that was a lot) for computer games...hehe I was grounded for a week, and banned from the computer good times :clapping:

but anyways the next OS I can remember was windows 2000....

02-22-2009, 11:29 PM
So I guess you don't remember Windows 3.0??? It was my second OS!!!! I didn't use it long though. Windows 3.1 came out fairly quick and I immediately updated!

I actually had a DOS computer and read the whole 500 page manual! :cool:

02-23-2009, 12:30 AM
^^^I remember Windows 3.1. Good stuff, took forever to boot.

My families first computer was a Commodore VIC20. After it was retired, we had a Commodore 64 and then a Commodore 128. Good times.

My first PC (that I owned myself) was a Compaq running Windows 95. It had an Intel 100mhz processor (it actually ran at 80mhz but had a "Turbo" button to get the full 100 :D), 8mb of RAM and an 800mb hard drive. With Windows, MS Office and AOL I still had about 400mb left on my hard drive! LOL! Later on, I added another 800mb hard drive and was the first person I knew that had over 1 gig of hard drive space.

02-23-2009, 10:42 AM
:lol:my stepdad still uses windows 3.1 My mom still uses Windows 95 on her old machine. I build them a new PC last year loaded it with several casino and card games. Also installed any kind of software that they could possibly use. And what PC do I find them on when I go visit haha you guessed it their old windows 3.1 and win95 machines. They said they could not get used to windows xp

02-26-2009, 08:25 PM
I,ve been using windows 7 a couple months now and I really like it

02-26-2009, 10:29 PM
I hope the RC fixes some of the screen problems I've had. Has anyone else experienced and screen flicker or occasional broken lines that get fixed with a refresh?