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Firefox 3.6 finally hits the release candidate phase

It's been a long time coming but Mozilla has finally released Firefox 3.6 RC1. The first build is now ready to download from Mozilla's FTP servers and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The original deadline for the final release of Firefox 3.6 was set for December 2009, but that was bumped back by Mozilla. In a discussion with CNet, Mozilla's Mike Shaver stated "[Mozilla has] always...

Microsoft anticipating April 10 for Windows 7 release candidate

After several bloggers (including yours truly) reported on a news item from Softpedia about Windows 7 build 7048 1) being an actual build and 2) being labeled a release candidate, Microsoft's own Steven Sinofsky has set the record straight. First, the current build is actually 7046 as stated in an email conversation between Sinofsky and Geeksmack. Second, as noted by one of our commenters,...

Firefox 3 to get at least one more release candidate

If you've been holding your breath waiting for Mozilla to release the final build of Firefox 3, you might want to take a break before you pass out. It looks like we're going to have at least one more release candidate before Firefox 3 final is released. Firefox 3 RC2 will likely be released sometime in June. The update will address several dozen bugs found in Firefox 3 RC1, including one widely...

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 now available

Mozilla has pushed out the first release candidate for Firefox 3. That means this version should be more stable than any of the betas that have been released over the last year, but there may still be some bugs to work out. If you want to be absolutely certain you won't lose settings or mess up your system somehow, you might want to hold off on downloading Firefox 3 until a final build is...

Firefox 2 RC2

The countdown to Firefox 2 marches on with the release of Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 this weekend. If you had RC1 and have automatic updates turned on, you've probably already been notified of the new version and have it installed already. If not, now's the perfect time to download RC2 from Mozilla.com. The changes in this release are almost exclusively behind-the-scenes security, performance,...

Microsoft to release Vista RC2 on Friday

Despite its previous statements to the contrary, on Friday Microsoft will be putting out a second release candidate of Windows Vista, sort of. According to Paul Thurrott, what Microsoft is calling "RC2" is the last pre-release build that will be seen before Vista's official release to manufacturers, but isn't anything more than an ordinary interim build. Unlike RC1, RC2 won't be a public release...

Vista RC1 download is available to the public

Windows Vista RC1 is available for download to the Customer Preview Program. Basically anyone who registers should be able to download Vista RC1 (build 5600). If you are wondering what is new in build 5600, I would recommend checking out Paul Thurrott's WinSuperSite review. Paul says that the latest build of Vista is much better than the beta we all downloaded mere months ago. he says that many of...

Is Windows Vista almost ready? RC1 is out!

Today marked a pretty significant release for Microsoft: Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 was made available to beta testers today. To clarify, Release Candidate means candidate for release, as in, "We think this version is so good it could be the final version, but before we ship it we want to do one final bug check." And I'm tempted to accuse Microsoft of forgetting that fact (oops, I think I...

Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 released

Despite many technologists' belief that IE7 should undergo another beta cycle or two before it's release candidate time, this morning Microsoft released Internet Explorer Release Candidate 1. According to General Manager Dean Hachamovitch, the release "includes improvements in performance, stability, security, and application compatibility," and apart from those users won't notice too many...

An early look at Freespire

The first release of Freespire, the community-driven (a la Red Hat's Fedora) Linux distribution from Linspire, is due in a couple of weeks, but the first release candidate is now available and DesktopLinux.com is running an early look at it, which gives a good overview of what we can expect in the new platform. Out of the box, Freespire has support for a wide variety of media formats, including...

Microsoft releases PowerShell (formerly Monad) RC1

Remember Monad, the next-generation command shell that was supposed to be part of Windows Vista? It's still not going to be part of Vista, but development continues and yesterday saw the arrival of the first release candidate. Microsoft has given it a new name, Windows PowerShell (I gotta say I liked Monad and MSH better), and given it its own web site where you can learn how to use it and even...