Windows 7, the savior of Microsoft, should see an RC download become available on May 5th, according to an official Microsoft site. Of course, this could just be a slipup.
Apparently the RC should be available right now on MSDN and TechNet, but it's not showing up there or on Windows Connect, so it's possible this is all some kind of typo. But May 5th seems about right for the RC (the final beta before release) to see the light of day, which hopefully would make for a commercial release sometime in mid-summer. Take with a grain of salt, but only the one grain, or it'll be over-salted and unpalatable. [Ars Technica]