July 12, 2009
Is Windows 7 finished? Apparently not
Among Windows fans, here's how much anticipation there is for the completion of Windows 7: There's actually a Web site called Has Windows 7 RTMed?
Today, the message at the site was changed to YES!, with a build number: 7600.16384.090710-1945.
Long Zheng, a respected Windows blogger in Australia who operates the site, posted to Twitter today that he believes Windows 7 has been completed and released to manufacturing. But he may have spoken too soon.
A Microsoft spokesman told me this afternoon that no, a final build has not been declared for Windows 7, and it has not been released to manufacturing.
Formally, all Microsoft is saying is that Windows 7 will RTM sometime this month.
There is, however, a build with this number on it making its way through the torrents.