No surprises here, but separately-sourced reports suggest that Microsoft will finalize, or RTM (release to manufacturing), Windows 10 this week, setting the stage for the system’s late July release.
Neowin reports that Windows 10 is “in the final stages of testing right now,” and “is expected to be signed off this week.” Brad Sams cites internal sources, meaning sources within Microsoft.
Over at The Verge, Tom Warren notes that “Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week,” and that “a release to manufacturing (RTM) build [is] expected later this week.” Tom cites “sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” which could be people outside of Microsoft, perhaps at a partner.
These reports bear out that Windows 10 would need to be delivered to PC makers “within days” in order for PC makers to deliver new hardware to retail stores in the US in time for July 29, Windows 10’s initial launch day. But I don’t really need to independently confirm these reports: Both writers are credible and reliable, and common sense tells us that Windows 10 will need to be finalized soon.