Windows Vista 1013 Published by

Mary Jo Foley published a news story that the Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 Release Candidate (RC) 1 Refresh 2 test build is already the final SP1 release

Microsoft changed the version number on the code, but the bits are exactly the same, company officials acknowledged on February 7.

I asked Microsoft last week whether the Refresh 2 build was the release to manufacturing (RTM) build and company officials said, point-blank, it was not. So why admit it now?

“We couldn’t say anything prior because before the RC is approved for RTM (Monday morning, February 4), there is always the possibility the code will get changed,” a company spokeswoman said.
Some won’t have to wait until March for Vista SP1, after all