Confirmed this month, Vista’s sucessor will be on the shelves on October 22. A kinda discount will be offered to users who needs to upgrade from the disappointing Vista. Meanwhile you can play a little bit with Windows 7 for free.

Those who want to try out the release candidate of Windows 7 only have until August 15 to download the code here. After that date, you can still install a copy you have downloaded (and even get additional product keys), but most folks won’t be able to get the code from Microsoft’s Web site.