A new build of Windows 7, one that appears to be the “escrow” build that eventually becomes a release candidate, is starting to build up steam on BitTorrent servers. Microsoft’s Windows 7 engineering team posted yesterday that beta-to-RC upgraders would have to modify a build number to 7100 to enable the upgrade, so many distro-watchers are saying that build 7077 is the last one before Microsoft starts handing the OS out to its trusted partners.
The (non-BitTorrent) downloading public will likely still get a re-named release in May 2009, but those with a hunger for getting the cutting edge right away don’t have to wait. Not too much that’s really brand new, except, apparently, a tweak to the Start menu “orb,” some new sound schemes, and a slight visual revamp on the Media centre. If you download and try it out, let us know how it runs in the comments.
Windows 7 build 7077 leaks [NeoWin]