Quote: Originally Posted by angelwolf71885
july 13 is SIGNOFF NOT RTM
best way to put it is GOLDEN MASTER
RTM is oct 22 thay havent revliled GENRIAL AVAILBLTY yet
RTM means it gose to OEMs
nw haveing said that.. nothing new will be in RTM
we have seen all there is t see.. it just bug fices and compatiblity now..
RTM is Released to Manufacturing. July 13 is when it's expected to be "signed off" and then actually "released to manufacturing." At the same time, it will also start going places like OEM's so they can start getting their own "manufacturing" together.
After it's sent off to be manufactured on discs, etc., it eventually becomes available to the public. October 22 is that date. That's GA, also known as General Availability.
"RTM" is NOT October 22. It will have already been "manufactured" by then, so it no longer requires release to manufacturing.
And I would not anticipate any changes to RTM on July 13(ish). They are at the phase of bug removal confirmation and final minor tweaks. Though they might continue to work on security of UAC or something comparable, they mainly need to confirm that what goes out the door is adequately functional. Any huge visual changes or something they can release via add-ons, etc. later, and they'd be foolish to do anything dramatic and untested now.