The long-awaited Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC), where any user running a valid copy of Vista can grab it, said the company. Microsoft first seeded preliminary copies of the service pack to thousands of by-invitation-only testers in September.
“Today we made the SP1 RC available to the public on Microsoft’s Download Center,” a company spokeswoman said. “Because Windows Vista SP1 will be available to hundreds of millions of customers, we want to make sure we get a breadth and depth of customer feedback. By increasing the test base of SP1, this helps customers ensure [there] will be a thoroughly tested product at RTM [release to manufacturing].”
I have confidence in Microsoft. I’m sure their RC is just as good as the final version will be.