RTM marks the moment in which Microsoft's developers will sign off the Windows 7 bits as complete. Reports indicate mid-2009 for RTM but Microsoft has not confirmed anything officially. Once the code goes gold, Windows 7 will be packaged, as well as shipped, to original equipment manufacturers in order to be pre-loaded on new machines.
Microsoft failed to reveal when it would debut the RTM of the 34 language versions of Windows 7, but the Redmond company is expected to announce the SKU information for the operating system by the end of this month, after the feedback harvesting program will end. Windows 7 availability is reportedly slated ahead of the 2009 holiday season. cant wait for the RTM/Final.