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Windows 7 Available Worldwide Today

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The official launch event of Windows 7 is still hours away, but the latest iteration of the Windows client from Microsoft has already hit the market, as initially scheduled, today October 22nd, 2009. The successor of Windows Vista is now available for purchase for customers in markets around the world, while Microsoft is gearing up for the official release in the U.S. The Redmond company has already confirmed that the main event celebrating Windows 7’s General Availability will be hosted in New York City and will feature its Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

 

The software giant had planned to release Windows 7 three years after the General Availability of Windows Vista, namely before January 31, 2010. With the October 22nd launch, the company has beat its own estimates by three months, staying true to the “underpromise and overachieve” strategy that marked the entire development process of Windows 7.

 

As far as Windows 7 testers and early adopters go, Microsoft offered the first taste of the operating system a year ago at the Professional Developer Conference 2008 in Los Angeles. At that time devs got to play around with an API-complete (application programming interface) Windows 7 Milestone 3. Microsoft made sure to cut the functionality associated with Windows 7 out of the M3 build, so it made the release look more like Vista, just as M1 and M2 had been.

 

In January 2010, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Windows 7 debuted into Beta development stage. Build 7000 was feature-complete even at that time, with a few exceptions including Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. It was in May 2009 that Microsoft made available for download the second major testing build for Windows 7, namely Release Candidate version 71000. The company wrapped up Windows 7 on July 22nd and released the operating system to manufacturing. OEM’s were the first to get the gold bits of Windows 7, with MSDN and TechNet subscribers second, followed by Volume License customers, students, system builders and last, general consumers. All in all, Windows 7 was test driven by in excess of eight million people, making this the broadest Beta in company history.

 

Visit the Windows 7 taste at:

 

 

www.microsoft.com/windows

 

 

Source: Softpedia

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Not really news.

 

- A

 

Yes it can.. Not only Macs..

 

News doesn't have to be just Money, Politics, Locals, or world.. Or just plain Rail fleet orders... It can be Technology,

 

@ rr4567 Good for you.. I also have it too.. Since July.. And always lol

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Is there a complete interface change from Vista? I got a signature copy of Windows 7 Ultimate but no idea if anything good has changed.

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Is there a complete interface change from Vista? I got a signature copy of Windows 7 Ultimate but no idea if anything good has changed.

 

You got a Sig copy? That must be the Party Pack they offered from MSFT with Steve Ballmer signature..

 

As for your question according to sources, Windows 7 is more like second release of Vista not so of a major... Only difference is.. new taskbar. Touch feature(Special hardware needed), improved Aero(Shake, peek, snap), Free Copy of Windows XP SP3 Mode for Pro/Ultimate/Enterpise, Windows Media Player 12, New wordpad/paint, improved UAC, internet games return, etc..

 

Though.. nothing major which sucks a bit..

 

Heres something you can check out: http://news.softpedia.com/news/7-Things-about-Windows-7-You-Shouldn-t-Believe-125189.shtml

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Yes it can.. Not only Macs..

 

I didn't say anything about macs, or technology not being important as news items, but a software release months advertised and fully expected isn't really news per se, if something unexpected happened, that would be news. The new magic mouse, now that's more of a news item i think, multi-touch wireless mouse, a pretty revolutionary product that will have everyone clamoring for multi-touch enabled mice. Windows is... at least up to vista, 1981 coding repackaged to look nice, now they are basically using windows NT, which is what they shoulda been using all along in place of win-dos. I think windows NT being used as a home/consumer OS is more of a news story than it being released as a product in stores. Just my opinion. B)

 

- A

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@ rr4567 Good for you.. I also have it too.. Since July.. And always lol

 

I aint talking about the beta copies B)

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Not much of a Windows fan but it does seem to be above par over Vista! We all knew the trouble Vista gave. My OS is XP; from the bad reviews, I didn't bother upgrading.

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