Last week we heard from multiple sources that Microsoft was aiming to bring Windows 7 to RTM on July 13. Now that the day is here, some are waiting for Microsoft to announce the completion of its next operating system.
Interestingly enough, over the weekend a new build of Windows 7 leaked out, bearing the build number of 7600 (the exact build string is "7600.16384.090710-1945," according to GeekSmack). While a leaked build isn't an uncommon occurrence, the last known builds that were leaked were from the 7200 series. The major jump in version has some speculating that it's the RTM build.
Microsoft will be kicking off today its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. If there were to be an announcement regarding Windows 7, that's where it'll happen.
Hitting RTM will allow Microsoft to disseminate the final version of Windows to its computer-making partners for even broader testing and integration, with the goal of having all OEMs ready to sell Windows 7-loaded computers on October 22.