Windows 7 Available Now For TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

If you're one of the TechNet or MSDN users, you can go ahead and download Windows 7 RTM for yourself. And yes, as our review says, it's really safe to upgrade. Though, if you're a TechNet or MSDN subscriber, you've probably been playing with the RC for a while. [TechNet and MSDN via Geeksmack] » 8/06/09 1:38pm 8/06/09 1:38pm

Caption Contest: Steve Ballmer Holding Microsoft's Sekrit Google Virus…

Here's Steve Ballmer at the ceremony for Windows 7 going gold (final), holding, obviously, a gold disc. But what's he about to write on it with that Sharpie? You tell us. [Image via Brandon LeBlanc] » 7/22/09 8:30pm 7/22/09 8:30pm

Windows 7 Officially Released to Manufacturing: No Going Back Now

Probably not much of a surprise at this point, but right about now, Steve Ballmer is telling a roomful of people that Windows 7's been released to manufacturing. If you're using RC1, congratulations, you've basically got the final product already. » 7/22/09 4:40pm 7/22/09 4:40pm

Who Gets Windows 7 RTM, and When?

Microsoft released a more detailed timeline of exactly who will get Windows 7 RTM and when, and we're sure you're dying to know. But you better hope you're a bigshot if you want to be the first to grab it. » 7/21/09 8:30pm 7/21/09 8:30pm

Why Windows 7 RTM Doesn't Mean Windows 7 Is Done

Windows 7 may be Released to Manufacturing, but that doesn't mean it's done. Nope. When you're Microsoft and have many companies to work with, you need to make sure they're ready too, lest you want Vista Launch 2.0. » 7/14/09 2:40pm 7/14/09 2:40pm

Nearly Final Windows 7 Build 7229 Now Available at Your Local Pirate Bay

A new post-release candidate 1 build of Windows 7—specifically, build 7229—has creeped onto BitTorrent. This is supposedly one of the last builds before Windows 7 is released to manufacturing. As always, grab at your own risk. [Thanks Bouke!] » 6/12/09 3:20pm 6/12/09 3:20pm