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Latest Linux kernel release candidate was a sticky mess

Linus Torvalds is not noted as having the most even of tempers, but after a weekend spent scuba diving a glitch in the latest Linux kernel release candidate saw the Linux overlord merely label the mess "nasty". The release cycle was following its usual cadence when Torvalds announced Linux 4.14 release candidate 2, just after …

Microsoft sprints to finish, emits possible Windows 10 RC build

Microsoft has released yet another preview build of Windows 10, this time to both the Fast and Slow rings of the Windows Insider program, and it looks suspiciously like it could be a release candidate. "Over the past few days we've been preparing our release pipelines and processes, and this build is one step closer to what …
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 2015
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Mozilla pushes out final Firefox 5 test build

Mozilla plans to release the next small-fry iteration of its Firefox browser next week. Ahead of that, a release candidate version of Firefox 5 landed yesterday. The open-source browser-maker lists the following tweaks to the latest test build: Added support for CSS animations; The Do-Not-Track header preference has been …
Team Register, 16 Jun 2011
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Microsoft to release Windows thin PC in late June

Microsoft has pushed out a final test build of its Windows Thin PC (WinTPC). The company dished out the Release Candidate yesterday, but the final version of WinTPC won't arrive until 30 June, said Microsoft. "Customers like the reduced footprint of WinTPC – the machines they will likely use it on often have less disk space …
Team Register, 3 May 2011
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Mozilla confirms Firefox 4 beta 12 is FINAL test build

Mozilla release manager Christian Legnitto confirmed in the early hours of this morning that there will be just one more beta of Firefox 4 before the upcoming but oft-delayed browser hits Release Candidate status. "I just wanted to send a quick note clarifying again that Firefox 4 beta 12 is the last planned beta," he said. " …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Feb 2011
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Windows 7 service pack to land this month

Updated Microsoft's first service pack for Windows 7 will, according to speculative reports, reach the company's MSDN and TechNet subscribers this time next week. WinRumors cites sources close to the matter, who have pinned down 16 February as the date when Windows 7 SP1 will ship to Microsoft subscribers. The service pack apparently …
Team Register, 9 Feb 2011
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Windows 7 RC 'buy a copy' shut downs start next month

Updated Microsoft will soon put the screws on those still running last year's free preview of Windows 7 by incessantly shutting down their PC. Starting on February 15, Windows 7 Release Candidate will begin displaying a friendly notice every few hours to either get paying or get bent. Come March 1, the PC will begin a regimen of …
Austin Modine, 2 Feb 2010
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Mozilla teases surfers with near-final version of Firefox 3.6

Mozilla spun out a near-ready version of Firefox 3.6 over the weekend, all of which suggests that the final build of the next iteration of the open source browser could be imminent. The outfit said on Sunday that over 75 per cent of the thousands of Firefox Add-ons had now been upgraded by their authors to be compatible with …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jan 2010

Microsoft to spin out more non-update Windows 7 updates

Microsoft will release up to 10 test updates tomorrow to computers running the near-ready version of its upcoming operating system, Windows 7. The company will spit out the updates over the coming week to users testing the Release Candidate version of Windows 7. This is the second time Microsoft has decided to deliver dummy …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 May 2009
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Windows 7 Release Candidate coming 5 May

Redmond suffered yet another butter fingers incident over the weekend when the company let slip that the near-ready version of Windows 7 will be made available on 5 May. The company's partner program website revealed the date for the release candidate of its forthcoming operating system on Saturday. Neowin picked up on the …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Apr 2009

Wanna upgrade from Windows 7 beta? Go back to Vista first

Microsoft is asking Windows 7 beta testers to remove the program and return their computers to Vista, before upgrading to the forthcoming release candidate of the firm’s latest operating system. The near-ready version of Windows 7 is expected to land next month. However, Microsoft has admitted the path to the RC isn’t going to …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Apr 2009
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Windows 7 RC download page reveals May ship date

Someone with butter fingers at Microsoft has prematurely let slip when the company plans to push out the Release Candidate version of Windows 7 by posting the download page early. Microsoft has refused to comment on when users can expect to see a near-ready version of Windows 7 arrive but many observers were expecting an April …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2009
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Vista SP2 release candidate gets public airing

Microsoft’s release candidate of Windows Vista SP2 is now available to anyone keen to dabble with the near final version of the service pack. The software giant initially opened up testing of Vista SP2’s release candidate only to TechNet and MSDN subscribers last week. Now world+dog can get their paws on the download ahead of …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Mar 2009
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TechNet, MSDN subscribers get Vista SP2 release candidate

Microsoft has released a near-final version of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) for its TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The firm said that it would make the release candidate of Vista SP2 publicly available in the very near future. As we reported last week, it was widely expected that the RC would land imminently. Microsoft …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Feb 2009
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Vista SP2 release candidate imminent?

A select group of Windows Vista SP2 testers have reportedly received a release candidate build of the operating system’s final service pack. According to Ars Technica, Microsoft released the RC build of Vista SP2 yesterday. It also popped out a release candidate of Windows Server 2008 SP2 to an exclusive bunch of testers on 19 …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Feb 2009
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Fedora 10 alpha code is go

The Red Hat-sponsored open source team behind Fedora has released an alpha version of Fedora 10 (Cambridge) with better security features and audio support. The operating system is suitable for testing but not for running on any critical systems. Along with bug fixes Fedora promises better audio support, a graphical security …
John Oates, 6 Aug 2008

Google adds Firefox 3 support to Gears

Google Gears now works in Mozilla’s upcoming Firefox 3 web browser. The company hasn’t made an official announcement as yet but the Gears code site lists Firefox 3 support for release candidate two. A Google spokesman also confirmed it to El Reg today. Originally dubbed Google Gears, the online apps project had its moniker …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jun 2008
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Mozilla pilots second release candidate for Firefox 3.0

Updated Mozilla is considering whether or not to publish a further test version of Firefox 3 following the discovery of ten noteworthy bugs in Firefox 3.0 RC1. A decision on whether to create a second release candidate or to fix the flaws only after Firefox 3.0 ships is expected on Tuesday. Four of the ten bugs are marked as critical …
John Leyden, 27 May 2008

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