Originally Posted by seeker
Thanks, that clears everything...except why do we have to wait? I preordered both the download and CD both, so why can't they simply put it on a server for download now? The only reason that I could see for a delay til October is if the OS wasn't finalized yet, but that is not the case...apparently.
Thats just how it works.
All software is released a while after it's gold code. Ever buy a game install it on the day it was released and see a build date 2-3 months previous? Thats just how they do it, it doesnt go gold and then release to retail the next day. They need time to press them, label design, etc.