Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is live! Proof in Alt-PrtScn format is attached. (Click for a larger picture).
Title: Windows Vista 5536-16385 for X86
Release Date: 8/24/2006
Size: 2,643.33 MB
Milestone Description: 0x45527F10
(Yep, that’s a 2.6 GB download boys and girls).
Guess it’s time to nuke-and-pave my notebook PC again this weekend.
Let the ceremonial pegging of the http://connect.microsoft.com download servers begin!
As Gavin correctly IMed me, this is a ‘PRE-RC1 release’. Thanks for the clarification Gav. I heard this AM via e-mail that it was THE actual RC1, saw the ‘RC1’ in the file name, and promptly jumped the gun. 😉
This afternoon I got the following info from Microsoft via e-mail:
“We are pleased to announce the release of Pre-RC1 build 5536.16385! This build represents significant progress incorporating your Beta 2 and 5472 feedback.” Ah well – still downloading anyway 🙂