As Microsoft has announced GA of Windows 7, there were lots of rumors, "What is Windows 7 RTM build?" There were lots of guesses. So finally, wait is over. Build 7600 is the RTM build, which will hit market on Oct 22nd and available on MSDN and TechNet on Aug 6th.
Brandon LeBlanc posted on Windows Team Blog:
"I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality bar for RTM. Then, it goes though all the validation checks required for RTM including having all languages of that build completed. If all the validation checks have passed – sign-off for RTM can occur. Today after all the validation checks were met, we signed off and declared build 7600 as RTM.
I’d also like to give a shout-out to my friends over on the Windows Server Team. Today they are also announcing that Windows Server 2008 R2 has RTM’d"
If you want to know when you’ll be able to get RTM of Windows 7.
Let’s party Tonight. :)