PCR speaks to Microsoft about the upcoming launch of Windows 7.
On May 5th, the release candidate of Microsoft's forthcoming operating system was made available for public testing. After the negative publicity that hounded the launch of its predecessor, Windows Vista, Microsoft is taking no chances and is keen to communicate that the release candidate is the culmination of a process of listening and learning.
Although built on the architecture of Vista, Windows 7 has won wide praise for being faster and more efficient than it predecessor. The new software has a smaller footprint, the code base has been tweaked and the memory management system has been optimised to offer considerably better performance, using the same specifications as Vista.