Windows 7 RTM will be available in stores from October 22nd, 2009!!!
According to the Windows 7 Team,
"we’ve made enough progress to feel really good about announcing today that Windows 7 will be in stores beginning October 22nd."
"Some people may not be able to wait for Windows 7 to arrive before having to order a new PC (like parents who are sending their sons or daughters off to school who need of a PC to take with them). Fortunately, there is no need to wait. Soon, customers will be able to take advantage of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. This program enables participating retailers and OEMs to offer a special deal to upgrade to Windows 7 for customers purchasing a qualifying PC. "