Microsoft Unveils Vista RC2; Next Step, Shipping

As expected, Microsoft on Friday rolled out Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) to technical testers, and promised that the new build would soon be available to the public.

The new Build 5744 will be the "last interim release before the product is released to manufacturing," a company spokesperson said. In early September, when Microsoft took Release Candidate 1 (RC1) public, it told users that Build 5600 would be the one-and-only RC. Later, however, Microsoft began to lean toward pushing out another candidate to test additional changes.

"Since the release of Windows Vista RC1, Microsoft has continued to receive excellent feedback that is helping to improve the overall quality and performance of the product," the spokesperson said. Among the differences in RC2 are performance improvements, additional application compatibility, and more fit-and-finish polishing of the interface. Microsoft Unveils Vista RC2; Next Step, Shipping - News by InformationWeek

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