Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 08:41 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows A little earlier than expected, Microsoft has already released the Windows 7 release candidate to the general public. The Redmond company had already put the RC up for download on TechNet and MSDN, but from now on, everyone can download it. I've already updated all my Windows machines to the RC, so let's take a quick look at what I found. Note: The Windows XP Mode beta is also set to arrive today, but has not yet been made available. We'll update this item accordingly once it's released. Update: The Windows XP Mode beta is also available. Get it now!
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Comment by averycfay
by averycfay on Tue 5th May 2009 09:22 UTC
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Windows 7 will mean the end of driver hunts after installing a fresh copy of Windows, and it has certainly closed the gap with Linux on this one.

Well, sure when it's released. The problem is that Microsoft OS updates are few and far between whereas Linux (at least Ubuntu and Fedora) are updated quite regularly. Six months after Windows 7 is released, you're going to need to use driver disks again.

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