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Windows 7: RC-Escrow?

08 Apr 2009   #1
Termana

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600 RTM
 
 
RC-Escrow?

I know what the RC stands for, but what has me befuddled is Escrow. Its not a term I've really heard, however from what I understand the RC-Escrow build/s is/are the one/s given out under a contract to Microsoft partners etc. is that correct?


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08 Apr 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

This explains it better than I could

Source code escrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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08 Apr 2009   #3
whoosh

windows 7077
 
 

stop developing the OS and start testing for bugs.
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08 Apr 2009   #4
ollie007

vista
 
 

maybe M$ will put it on ebay for a texas holdum auction
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08 Apr 2009   #5
ollie007

vista
 
 

would M$ actually hand over their source code to a third party? i think NOT !!

imagine if Windows source code is leaked and we can all emulate Windows fully on Linux LOL !
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08 Apr 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

another name then is fork. Escrow is an odd word. But thanks for explaining it smarty as I was uncertain too.
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08 Apr 2009   #7
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Smarty it certainly makes it pretty clear.
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08 Apr 2009   #8
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

i always thought of escrow to be a third party, in house or otherwise who basically hammer the hell out of the OS. if it survives then all is well, if it dont then try again.
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08 Apr 2009   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good link SE.

Here's the definition of the word, mainly used with regard to real estate.

escrow (law) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
















Later Ted
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08 Apr 2009   #10
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks for the explanations.
It stills sounds like a stupid word though.....lol
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