Microsoft announces October 22nd launch for Windows 7 says it all. Yes, October 22 is the date for the official, gold, released to the public version.
October 22 can’t come too soon for me. Vista, even with advanced tweaks, just is slow and sometimes buggy. I have put up with the “Vista Experience” only because Vista supports Tablet PC functionality better than XP and, well, I have a lot of Tablet PCs.
I mentioned in What’s Happening? that I installed the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on my Fujitsu P1620. Performance under Windows 7 RC has been a big improvement so far over Vista. So again, October 22 can’t come too soon for me.