Windows 7 SP1 RTM Released; Coming to Windows Update on Feb 22nd

Microsoft has officially announced and made available the SP1 RTM and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to their OEM partners. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be available to MSDN, TechNet and Volume License customers on February 16th and to general public on February 22nd through the Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update.

Many of the updates available in Windows 7 SP1 has already been previously delivered through Windows Update, so there wouldn’t be much changes for users who have already applied those updates.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has been in development for a long time now and it is finally making it’s way out to the users. This could also mean the impending release of Internet Explorer 9 is around the corner.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta Available For Downloads

Today at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft announced the availability of Service Pack 1 Beta to the public. The new SP1 includes previous updates that have been issues through Windows Update as well as other incremental updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

The new Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is only available to users who are using a RTM version of either OS. The SP1 is not available for users who have the Home edition of Windows 7 or Server 2008.

There is not much information available about what is included in the SP1 for Windows 7 except that there are some Minor updates included in them. Users can download the new Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 by visiting this TechNet link.

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Windows Beating Linux 2 to 1 in Enterprise Servers Segment

Linux no doubt powers millions of servers across the world, however, it might come out as a surprise to many of you that Windows is ahead of Linux in the Enterprise server segment.

A recent data analysis by the folks at Royal Pingdom, shows that Windows is the preferred enterprise server and beats Linux 2 to 1.


However, this may not be actual data and only form a part of the actual scenario. The information was collected by Symantec sponsored survey where 1,780 enterprises were surveyed across 26 countries. The survey included small, medium-sized and large enterprises from a wide variety of industries. The companies who were surveyed had 1000 or more employees.

What do you think? Do you have more Windows servers than NIX* boxes as servers at the place that you work at? Do let us know through your comments.

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