Windows 7 RTM in time for school summer install
How many machines in your schools already have Windows 7 RC on it? At Twynham we have at least 20 laptops with Windows 7 as their primary OS given how stable it is. As you can imagine Dave our Network Manager is desperate to get all our machines onto the full Windows 7 version this summer. He was as you can imagine very disappointed when news came out that this would not be available until October, missing the crucial summer season when 90% of work is done on the network. The good news is Microsoft have announced that Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacture) will be available in the last two weeks of July. Will your school install over the summer or wait for next year? This week I blogged on the speed of log in with Windows 7 on a Samsung NC20 netbook which clearly shows the benefit of the new version.
If for some reason you have been asleep during the last year here is a short video showing some of the new features of Windows 7.