Windows 7 RC Stress Testing Begins
Microsoft hopes to double the number of free tests during the Release Candidate phase because it doesn’t want to repeat the same mistakes it made with Windows Vista… Erdal Ozkaya’s stress test…
By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek May 5, 2009
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When Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) released a near-final version of Windows 7 on Wednesday, it did so with the awareness that it doesn’t want to repeat the same mistakes it made with Windows Vista. In part, that means more testing and earlier engagement with the IT crowd.
The Release Candidate offered on Wednesday is closer to what Microsoft will release as final code than Release Candidates have been during previous Windows release cycles, and Microsoft hopes to double the number of IT pros testing Windows 7 for free during the Release Candidate phase
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