When the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of a Windows OS is released by Microsoft it means that the launch of that new OS is just a few months away. Microsoft sends its hardware partners the RTM version normally 2 months before the OS release to give them time to finish tweaking their products based on the new OS, we saw the same thing with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. According to famous Windows leaked WZOR Microsoft will release the RTM version of Windows 9 before the end of this year which means that we could see Windows 9 as early as February 2015.
The information provided by WZOR in Russian, translates as follows:
“According to the plans Sign-Off Windows 9 RTM is scheduled to end in 2014 … known only period of time when it can take place …”
Aside from that snippet of information WZOR didn’t disclose anything else that we didn’t already know. Windows 9 has been in the news a lot recently so we encourage you to stay on top of all our Windows 9 coverage right here. Given that the Windows 9 preview is only slated for a September 30th release it does seem a bit steep to assume that the final version would be ready by the end of the year. However, as I’ve said many times before WZOR has a great track record with Windows leaks so lets wait and see how this one pans out.
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