If you are not into downloading ISO images of Windows 7 RC 1 from Torrent Trackers, Microsoft says that the Windows 7 Release Candidate is going to be available to everybody on May 5th. Subscribers to MSDN and TechNet get the Win 7 RC 1 already this week on April 30th.
Given this schedule for RC 1, Microsoft really could be ready to release Windows 7 in early fall. Microsoft highlights the new and improved taskbar, the behavior of Aero Peek, Touch, Windows Media Player in the Win 7 RC 1.
Via the Windows Team blog.