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Windows 7 Release Date Announced - 22nd October


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#1 woodyblade

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:15 AM

Windows 7, the next major release of the world's most popular operating system, will be officially available to the public on 22 October.

Microsoft is hoping it can avoid the negative press that surrounded the launch of Vista, the last major Windows release, almost three years ago.

Windows 7 has been designed to be compatible with Vista so users do not have to invest in new hardware.

Customers who buy a new PC with Vista will be offered upgrades to Windows 7.


Quoted Story - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8081003.stm

Looks like Microsoft rushed it through a bit quicker than was anticipated, if I remember right originally it was forecast for the 1st Quarter of 2010, then a few weeks ago it was forecast to come out around the Holiday Season (USA) which is after or around Thanksgiving I think? (last week in November) and now it is out a month earlier than estimated a few weeks ago.

I haven't tried it myself so don't know what it is like other than what I have heard, I might buy it around or after Christmas and upgrade the Vista system on my Laptop, would help the Start-Up/Shutdown sequence on it takes quite a while for my tastes, about 45 seconds start-up (before logging in) and about 1 min to shutdown although I've cut the shutdown to about 30 seconds with a small tweak to force programs to close down quicker.

EDIT: Should have checked before I posted, seems someone posted it last night - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/231213/windows-7-release-date-announced/, Seems to have only just come on the news over here in the last hour or so, anyway no need for this thread now.

Edited by woodyblade, 03 June 2009 - 07:23 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

Thanx for info!

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for posting this, it's cool to see the UK perspective!

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:58 AM

The release date sounds about right as it is almost finished.
I love Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows 7 RC no more :cry:

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:00 AM

A leaked memo has revealed that Best Buy will begin pre-selling Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system on 26 June in the U.S., according to The Register. The retailer confirmed late last week the date people can start buying Vista-based computers and subsequently qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 7, when it lands in October. A Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade is $49 and Windows 7 Professional is $99.


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#6 RonS WINDOWS-TEAM

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 11:00 AM

PC WizKid how are you enjoying the RC? Is the Official Windows 7 RC Tester something that you came through via Microsoft?
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:45 AM

I am enjoying Windows 7 a lot and I just call myself that OK.
I love Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows 7 RC no more :cry:

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:25 PM

No worries! Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to reading more about your experiences with the RC.

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