There’s a lot of talk on the Web and on Twitter that Windows 7 has hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone.
Just a note that no definitive word has been released on this. I’m sure that the crew will post something on the Windows 7 Team blog when the time comes.
A word to the wise: be careful and don’t download something from a less than trusted source. As noted in my post here on the Windows 7 Release Candidate, please don’t use torrents or P2P to get Windows 7 bits, as has been noted in the in the news. (Also available via http://bit.ly/L9PaO.)So many people eager to get Windows 7 but may subject themselves to malware.
As Roger Halbheer (in his blog on Security) offers reasons why you should not use P2P Windows 7 Builds…
"… I refrain from downloading it from any of the untrusted sources. The reason for this is pretty simple: You never know (and it is illegal).
"Years back (and I have told this story over and over again) we ran an event where we fixed PCs of consumers for free for a whole week. Pretty often, when we found an infected machine, we found P2P software on it. When we talked to the person owning the PC he/she usually told us the “my son/daughter installed that and
IMHO, getting a Windows 7 RTM build via a torrent is akin to what Forrest Gump says about a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get.
Tags: articles, blogs, Windows 7.
Clubhouse Tags: Clubhouse, how-to, Windows 7, download, backup, Challenge-Windows 7
3 thoughts on “Be careful: Why getting Windows 7 “RTM” today can be like a box of chocolates”
So you’re saying that W7 has reached RTM? 🙂
Even on "trusted" sources there may be an infected version.
Manmohanjit, no, just referencing the various discussions out there claiming that RTM bits are available. No announcement has been made.
Comments are closed.