After years and years of speculating, Windows 7 (previously known as Blackcomb and then Vienna) has been given a release date. The operating system that is to be the successor of Windows Vista will not be coming out next year, as previously mentioned before, but its in the second half of this year.
According to a blog posting in the Windows Blog, Windows 7 will be coming out on October 22 – a huge surprise as the date is a few months away. This new date will also now allow consumers to know when the date they can get their Windows 7 Upgrade Option program, via participating retailers to upgrade to Windows 7.
The RTM code, which is an important milestone as the near-to-final version of the operating system, is set to be released to partners in the second half of July, with Windows Server 2008 R2 in this timeframe as well.