Ars Technica reported Saturday that, as is happening suspiciously often lately, Microsoft accidently posted a page early over the weekend with information about an upcoming release. This time the page indicated that the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows 7 would be available to the public on May 5, and even sooner to TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network subscribers.

Surveys show that most businesses aren't planning to move to Windows 7 right away, but the OS has proven to be very popular—ever since the beta came out it seems like new interim builds of Windows 7 attract attention every week. Even if your shop isn't migrating, you're going to be asked about Windows 7 by family members and CFOs. So here are a few points to make sure you know about as the OS's launch approaches.