Probably not much of a surprise at this point, but right about now, Steve Ballmer is telling a roomful of people that Windows 7’s been released to manufacturing. If you’re using RC1, congratulations, you’ve basically got the final product already.
Windows 7 may be Released to Manufacturing, but that doesn’t mean it’s done. Nope. When you’re Microsoft and have many companies to work with, you need to make sure they’re ready too, lest you want Vista Launch 2.0.