• It’s official: Windows 7 RC available to everybody on May 5

    ‘Softie Brandon LeBlanc has just confirmed what we’ve all suspected for quite a while about the Windows 7 Release Candidate:

    I’m pleased to share that the RC is on track for April 30th for  download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th.

    Pirate copies are burning up the ether right now. Those of you who pay for MSDN or TechNet subscriptions can get the official version on April 30. And the unwashed (and unpaying) masses can try to get it before the servers melt down on May 5.