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Waiting for the Windows 7 Release Candidate

April 18
by James Ashley 18. April 2009 20:34

A colleague of mine from Magenic, IM tag Estragon, just IM’d with news that the Windows 7 RC had been released for MSDN subscribers.  I did a quick google search for the official announcement which took me to this Microsoft Partners site https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40084742:

linkpage

I was naturally curious and followed the Download link, which redirects to the MSDN subscription site.  Unfortunately, there was nothing about the RC on the downloads page, which I found very odd.  I kept refreshing the page, hoping something would change, but this is what I continued to see:

downloads

My colleague then IM’d me that he didn’t think he could go on like this.  We’d been waiting for the RC for so long and this was just a remarkable let down.  We began to question our very faith in Windows 7 at this point.  Sure, it looked great in beta, but did we in fact know anything about it?  Was it even worth waiting for anymore.  The rest of the IM chat went something like this:

Estragon says:
I can't go on like this.
Vladimir says:
That's what you think.
Estragon says:
If we parted? That might be better for us.
Vladimir says:
We'll hang ourselves tomorrow.
Vladimir says:
Unless the release candidate comes.
Estragon says:
And if it comes?
Vladimir says:
We'll be saved.
Estragon says:
Well? Shall we go?
Vladimir says:
Pull on your trousers.
Estragon says:
What?
Vladimir says:
Pull on your trousers.
Estragon says:
You want me to pull off my trousers?
Vladimir says:
Pull _on_ your trousers.
Estragon says:
True.
Vladimir says:
Well? Shall we go?
Estragon says:
Yes, let's go.

But we didn’t go anywhere.  IM chats are sort of silly that way.  Maybe the RC will come tomorrow.

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