Thanks to some eagle eyed spotting by Ars Technica, we now know that the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is slated for a May 2009 release-(that’s only 5 weeks away!) and will run through until June 2010.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions will be available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. The hardware requirements remain unchanged:
- 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
- 1 GB of system memory or more
- 16 GB of available disk space
- Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
- DVD-R/W Drive
I think this will see another wave of people moving into the world of Windows 7, there are a few people at work who’ve been too scared/cautious to install the beta but can’t wait to get hold of the RC :-)