WindowsITPro is reporting that Microsoft is planning on releasing Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) on Friday! This release should be the last version before RTM (Release to Manufacturing) which is slated for late October or early November.
Microsoft will ship the final prerelease version of Windows Vista on Friday and, unexpectedly, will name the new version Release Candidate 2 (RC2). (Microsoft had stated earlier that it wouldn't ship an RC2 milestone release of Vista.) But don't let the name fool you. RC2 is really just a standard interim build of Vista, but unlike RC1, it won't be distributed to millions of users.
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