“RTM means the code is considered finished from an engineering perspective and is ready to be pressed on CDs, installed on manufacturers’ PCs, and put on Microsoft’s servers for download.
Windows 7 is set for a consumer launch on October 22. Developers, partners, and Microsoft’s volume customers on the company’s various individual and organizational licenses and subscriptions will get Windows 7 ahead of that.”
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Source: The Register
Windows 7 is on its way to manufacturers as Microsoft has finally signed off on it. October 22 is still the release date when you can actually get your hands on the disk you pre-ordered a few months back. OEMs get to play with the English version July 24 and the remaining languages on July 28 and various other groups receiving advanced copies. One group that will not be receiving a present from Microsoft are the beta testers. Unlike Vista, testers who actively participated in the public beta will not be receiving a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. Drop by The Register for more.