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Vista edges closer

Microsoft Platforms and Services Co-President Jim Allchin announced today that Windows Vista had reached a new milestone: Release Candidate 1. That means it's not yet shipping, but it's not in "beta" either.

In a letter to Microsoft's TechBeta community, Allchin wrote: "You'll notice a lot of improvements since Beta 2. We've made some UI adjustments, added more device drivers, and enhanced performance. We're not done yet, however--quality will continue to improve. We'll keep plugging away on application compatibility, as well as fit and finish, until RTM [release to manufacturing]."

If you're in Microsoft's Technical Adoption Program, as many agencies are, you can get your hands on RC1 now.

To read more of Allchin's letter, you can visit the Vista Team Blog.

Posted by Brad Grimes

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Sep 01, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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