Back in May Microsoft made the release candidate (RC) of Windows 7 available for free download to everyone. (Undoubtedly many people downloaded it and some may even be still using it.) To ensure Microsoft would not lose revenue by people using Windows 7 RC – instead of purchasing it after Windows 7 came out – Microsoft placed some restrictions on it. One of these restrictions was that at a certain date Windows 7 RC would stop working. Well ladies and gents, that date is coming on us faster than we think: Windows 7 RC will stop working on June 1, 2010. However, prior to June 1, starting on March 1, 2010 all Windows 7 RC will start automatically shutting down every two hours. So if you are still using Windows 7 RC, don’t wait until June 1 to buy the public release edition (assuming you want to buy it) – do it before March 1 or else your computing life may become a living… well lets just say it won’t be pleasant.
Who is the mysterious Locutus? No one knows, but there is an ancient tale that once his true identity is revealed, something big will happen. What? Who knows. The name Locutus is based off of the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Jean-Luc Picard.