Since its release, Microsoft’s highly contentious OS Windows Vista has been the target of seemingly unending ridicule, scorn and lots of other mean sounding words. But, with the upcoming Windows 7, Microsoft is hoping to deliver the OS that Vista should have been, and restore standing with disgruntled yet (perhaps begrudgingly) loyal users. Well, it's time for the the healing process to begin…kind of.
For those desperate to leave Vista behind for a little while, or if you’re just curious as to whether Microsoft has been spending their time wisely, the Windows 7 RC1 has now been made available to the public. There are all sorts of steps that you should take before diving right in, but for those who know what they’re doing, it should be a fairly painless transition.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Windows 7 RC1 is that it doesn’t expire until June 1, 2010. Now, I still think Microsoft should offer Vista users the chance to upgrade to a comparable version of Windows 7 for free, but I guess a free year of the release client is the best offer we're going to get.
Anyone thinking about taking the Windows 7 RC1 for a spin?