북미기준 5월 5일 일반에게도 공개하기로한 Windows 7 RC가 정식으로 공개되었습니다.
아쉽게도 한글판 RC는 공개되지 않았고 English,German,Japanese,Spanish,Franch의 5가지 언어의 RC가 공개되었습니다.
다운로드는 32bit, 64bit모두 다운로드 가능하며, 다운로드를 받는 페이지에서 평가판 Product Key가 제공됩니다.
물론 이미 영문판 RC는 토런트 등에 유출된 상황이지만, 어쨌거나 정식으로 공개됐다는 점에서 Windows 7이 조금 더 가까이 다가 온 것 같습니다 :)
다운로드는 여기에서 하실 수 있으며, 자세한 사항도 확인 하실 수 있습니다.
Internet access (to download Windows 7 RC and get updates)
A PC with these system requirements:
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
알아두어야 할 점:
This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the RC.
You don't need to rush to get the RC. The RC will be available at least through July 2009 and we're not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time.
Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use. (Learn more about installing Windows.)
Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don't test the RC on your primary home or business PC.
Tech details/updates: Before installing the RC, please read the Release Notes and Things to Know for important information about the release.
Keep up with the news. You can keep up with general technical information and news by following the team blog. And, you can get non-technical news, tips, and offers by subscribing to the monthly Exploring Windows newsletter.
Keep your PC updated: Be sure to turn on automatic updates in Windows Update in case we publish updates for the RC.
Installation: You can install the Windows 7 RC on a PC running Windows Vista without backing up the PC—but we encourage you to make a backup for safe keeping. If you’re running Windows XP or the Windows 7 Beta, you’ll need to backup your data, then do a clean installation of the RC, then reinstall your applications and restore your data. If you need to do a backup, please see How to back up your PC for more details and a suggestion for how to backup a PC running Windows 7 Beta or Windows Vista.
한글판 RC가 공개되지 않은 점이 매우 아쉬울 따름입니다 :p