No more betas for Windows 7

by admin February 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Microsoft has announced that there will be no more beta versions of Windows 7, as the operating system skips straight to Release Candidate status.

The operating system has shown remarkable stability since even the pre-beta code, and Microsoft claims the beta feedback it’s received has given it the confidence to push on to the next stage of development.

“There’s been such an incredible response, with many folks even blogging about how they have moved to using Windows 7 Beta on all their machines and have been super happy,” Windows supremo, Steven Sinofsky, claims on the Engineering Windows 7 blog.

“The question we get most often is ‘if the Beta expires in August what will I do – I don’t want to return to my old operating system.’ For a Beta release, that is quite a compliment and we’re very appreciative of such a kind response.”

Sinofksy hasn’t announced when the Release Candidate will appear, but says “the answer is forthcoming”.

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