by Anton Shilov
04/30/2009 | 04:17 PM
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 with Pocket-lint web-site.
Earlier this year other makers of computers pointed at September – October timeframe for Windows 7 release, but the exact date has not been revealed so far.
It is widely known that 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.
Many computer makers as well as hardware designers expect the launch Windows 7 to catalyze end-users to buy new personal computers and spur sales of modern technology, which will boost revenues and profits of the tech sector that suffers from the global economic crisis.
Acer said that its all-in-one Z5600 machine with touch-screen display was specifically designed for Windows 7 OS.