Microsoft's set a date, laid out their prices and started taking orders, but cheapskates: don't fret! You've still got until the 20th to get a near-finished version of the OS for free. Which you should, for all kinds of reasons.
The bottom line is this: if you want to upgrade to Windows 7 from RC, you are going to deal with some crap.
The botnet just added 25,000 users in the last few weeks. Nice job, geniuses. Couldn't you have downloaded it from Microsoft directly? [MSDN]
Yet another small but fantastic difference in Windows 7 is that users can finally swap out that drab background used for logon.
Did you know Microsoft trimmed down sound files so your computer can boot up faster in the Windows 7 release candidate? Here are a few changes we found amongst the over 70+ obvious UI changes.