After so much speculation and rumors floating all over about the release-to-manufactoring date of Microsoft’s Windows 7 the real dates are finally out. It’s still unclear whether the much hyped build 7600 is the one Microsoft is going to RTM with.
MSDN and TechNet subscribers shall be one of the first few to taste Windows 7 RTM on August 6 (English only) along with ISVs and IHV partners. Microsoft Gold certified resellers shall have access beginning August 16 (English only). The other language version shall be up for downloads later on.
The general availability i.e the one that’ll be preloaded on new computers and put on retail shall be no earlier than October 22.