Microsoft today made release candidate 1 (RC1) of Windows Server 2008 operating system (OS) available for download from its website.
Experts urged enterprise IT managers interested in migrating from Windows 2003 to not only evaluate RC1 themselves, but also to seek assurances from independent software vendors (ISVs) that they will test their applications against RC1 to ensure compatibility with the final release of WS08.
I've already downloaded it today. ets see if I can hack it and install the viridian on my laptop, with the RC(0) I just couldn't make it talk to the chipset.
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