Today I got an email from Microsoft about the Windows 7 Release Candidate. I have been keeping up with the news and heard the RC would come out on April 30, 2009. They kept on schedule, but their email was a bit late. It came at 5:00 A.M. on May 1, 2009. It said the RC is available to Technet and MSDN subscribers on the 30th. It also said it would be available to the general public on May 5, 2009. If you do not have a subscription to either of those you will need to wait till May 5th to get it legally. It is not a good idea to use a torrent to get it, there has been a torrent with a Trojan in it circulating the internet. According to the email the public download will be available at least through June 30, 2009. There will be no limit to the number of downloads and product keys you can receive.