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Get your Windows 7 RC downloads while they last (offer expires Aug 20)

Haven't gotten around to downloading your copy of the Windows 7 Release Candidate yet? Well you'd better hurry up. Tomorrow is the last day to download the pre-release version of the operating system. You don't need to install or activate the release candidate this week. You'll still be able to get a product key. But the download links will go away later this week. The official ones anyway. Of...

Firefox 3.5 RC3 released (security update)

Mozilla pushed out a third release candidate for Firefox 3.5 last night. If you're running an earlier release candidate or Firefox 3.5 beta, you may have woken up this morning to a message alerting you that there's a new security and stability update. The tricky thing is Mozilla has a habit of leaving the "RC" out of the labels for its release candidates. This can prompt a lot of folks to think...

Microsoft publishes list of changes in Windows 7 RC

Microsoft continues to plug away at Windows 7, patching holes, fixing bugs, and responding to a veritable avalanche of beta tester feedback. Today at the Engineering Windows 7 blog the team has produced a list which elucidates some of the changes that have been made since the release of the public beta version. The list covers a wide range of changes, including everything from cosmetic touch-ups...

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,...

Does Microsoft already have a Windows 7 release candidate?

As millions of beta testers continue to experiment with Windows 7, news has surfaced this morning that they may, in fact, already have built Release Candidate 1. It's a bit early to say with any certainty at this point, but heere's what we know so far. The last Windows 7 build ISO to leak onto torrent trackers was 7022.Winmain.090115-1850, which appears to have a timestamp of January 15, 2009...

Ubuntu 8.10 Release Candidate now available

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex is due out on October 30th. But if you just can't wait that long, you can download the release candidate. If no major bugs are found between today and next Thursday, this release candidate will effectively become the final version of Ubuntu 8.10. So you'll be able to tell all your friends that you've been using it for almost a week longer than they have. And they'll...

Reminder: Windows Vista SP1 RC expires on June 30

Now that Windows Vista SP1 has been out for a few months, there's no particularly good reason that you should be running an early release candidate of the service pack. But if you're too lazy to have uninstalled it, you've got about two weeks before Microsoft forces you to do so. Starting June 30th, any machines running a release candidate of Windows Vista SP1 will only be able to run for about an...

Opera 9.5 Released Candidate hits the streets

Opera has launched a release candidate of Opera 9.5, the latest version of the company's web browser. Opera 9.5 has been in beta for several months, but the release candidate is a bit more stable, sports a few new features, and more importantly, a bunch of bug fixes. Here are a few of the highlights: Features a previously mentioned new skin Smoother upgrade from Opera 9.2 to 9.5 ...

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...

Windows releases new build of Vista SP1 to beta testers

Microsoft has released an updated release candidate of Windows Vista SP1 to about 15,000 beta testers. It's not entirely clear at the moment what changes are included in this update, but the release does show that we can expect at least a few more tweaks before Microsoft releases the final version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Microsoft pushed out a public release candidate of SP1 last month....

Windows Vista SP1 release candidate available for download

As expected, Microsoft has made the release candidate of Windows Vista SP1 available to the general public. There are several ways to get grab the update. You can download a registry key that will allow you to install SP1 through Windows Update. Or you can just download a standalone installer. Depending on your needs, that file will be between 436MB and 878MB. (There are four versions of the...