Confirmed: Windows 7 RTM has been officially announced and will going to companies and developers as early as Friday with TechNet Subcribers getting theirs Thursday (August 6th). Here’s an except from the Microsoft blog:
“The RTM code will be delivered to our partners within the next few days who will then start preparing to deliver some amazing new products timed to hit at General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 on October 22nd. As always, current Windows Volume License customers, MSDN subscribers and TechNet subscribers will get first customer access, getting Windows 7 on August 6 (MSDN/TechNet) and August 7 (VL), and Windows Server 2008 R2 the second half of August.
If you’re really curious and really want to get your hands on it, here’s the build number: 7600.16385.090713-1255. I advise you to wait until it has formally shipped out before going to download this from torrents. You were warned.