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Windows 7 Release Candidate Won't Expire for More Than a Year

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That's right, Windows 7 RC has been given an expiration date far ahead in the mists of time: June 1st, 2010, to be exact. So don't be shy about giving it a whirl.

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The extra-long lifespan is to encourage people to take their time, read reviews, and not feel rushed to grab a copy before it becomes useless or expensive. There are unlimited keys for the release candidate, so don't fret, and do try it out. [PC World]

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