Windows Vista RC2 silently released

Posted on Monday, Oct 09 2006 @ 16:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
On Friday the second release candidate (RC) of Windows Vista was quietly lifted by Microsoft to technical beta testers and MSDN/TechNet subscribers.
The new build of Windows Vista offers a higher level of performance and stability as well as fixing many of the bugs in RC1, according to the Windows Vista team blog.

Windows chief Jim Allchin posted a special announcement which read: "People asked for it and here it is, Windows Vista RC2.

"There are thousands of quality improvements since RC1. You'll probably notice improvements in performance, application compatibility, as well as fit and finish work."

The new test build (5744) has a number of improvements and updates on previous builds, and has been through daily testing processes to refine quality and performance, Microsoft said.
The software giant says RC2 is the last build prior to release to manufacturing (RTM).


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