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2. Microsoft Windows 7 Launch Date Presumably Revealed

Acer Group, the world’s third largest maker of personal computers, has revealed that Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 7 next-generation operating system (OS) will be released officially on the 23rd of October, 2009, if there are no changes in the plans. 

“23rd October is the date the Windows 7 will be available. There is a 30 day upgrade time so that customers don’t wait to buy a new computer, so if you buy during that 30 day period, you’ll get a free upgrade to Windows 7,” said Robert Watkins, managing director of Acer UK, in an interview. Mr. Watkins was almost correct: Microsoft will release its Windows 7 on the 22nd October this year. 

The fact that the news-story about availability date of Microsoft Windows 7 has become so popular speaks for itself: people are interested in that information because they are interested in transition to Windows 7. There is no secret that many are tired of instabilities and other issues of Windows Vista operating system and want to install Windows 7 as soon as possible. However, the vast majority of people eager to install Windows 7 are those, who just want something new, which is a good sign: despite of the global recession there are still those, who want to invest into new technologies.

The estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99 

Microsoft has been working hard to improve user interface as well as performance in Windows 7 and make the new OS much more user friendly overall. Many reviewers and early adopters agree that Microsoft has succeeded in improving its desktop OS dramatically. Microsoft Windows 7 will also bring numerous further improvements, including DirectX 11 application programming interface, as well as support for touch-based input.

 
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