PC Mag writes, "After Microsoft's confirmation on Monday that there won't be a second big beta release of Windows 7 and yesterday's announcement of the specific SDKs, most people I've talked to now believe that Windows 7 will indeed be finished this summer--and be on machines in time for the holiday season.
I've found a lot of things to like about Windows 7, and think most people will indeed prefer it to Vista. But to me, the most important thing is that Microsoft gets it right this time. I'd rather see it ship later than see Microsoft rush it out before it's ready.
Let me explain: Since Microsoft passed out the pre-beta release of Windows 7 at its Professional Developers Conference, I've been running various builds of the pre-release operating system as my primary Windows environment. (This isn't recommended for most users.) Since the start of the year, that means Beta 1, which I've run in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. In general, it's worked quite well for me--but there are still some issues that Microsoft and its partners need to work on before Windows 7 comes out. "