The release of the first Service Pack for Windows 7 in an inevitability. Microsoft has already spoken publicly about Windows 7 SP1, stating that it will be coming but it won't be packed full of changes that can't already be had from Windows Update.
Now the first real glimpse of SP1 is here as an early version of the software package has leaked into the internet's various P2P avenues. The build string of the leaked version is "6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053" which indicates that it's a build from March 27.
GeekSmack has acquired a copy and grabbed a number of screenshots and reported that installation is drastically faster than the install process for any of the Service Packs for Windows Vista.
Of course, we don't recommend anyone to download Windows-critical software that doesn't come from Microsoft. Find it and try it at your own risk, and never on a primary-use computer.
Images from GeekSmack.
danimal_the_animalI see you have an i7 920 overclocked to 4.21GHZ
Its not Tom's, it's GeekSmack's.
Equally important, downloading this is akin to downloading the Catalyst 10.5 alpha. It doesn't really make sense to me. (People report that video acceleration is causing BSODs or Lock-ups, although apparently it improves gaming.)
If you're one of those guys who just waits for the first service pack it sounds like there's nothing to see here. In which case I think you need to either go for it now and just run the usual updates (which is apparently mostly all this is) or wait till SP2 if it's more major.
So that fact that is small is due to the lack of updates since 7 came out.
They really don't need a SP at all except to force companies to start using 7.