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Confirmed: Windows 7 to arrive on October 22

By Jos
Jun 2, 2009
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  1. Last month, Microsoft revealed that Windows 7 would indeed be hitting in time for the holiday season. While the news came as no real surprise to anyone following its development, those waiting anxiously for the latest Microsoft operating system now have a firm date to mark on their calendars. In an interview with CNet this morning, Microsoft’s Senior Vice President Bill Veghte confirmed Windows 7 would be \"generally available\" on October 22, adding that development of the OS will wrap up by the middle or end of next month.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,347   +397

    This is all well and fine, but I'd like to see some pricing now, por favor.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Seems pretty quick, but it looks ready enough. Yes pricing and differences between the version si vous plait!
  4. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    I am going to go a bit off topic. For the final release of the OS I would like to see net video integration in Media Center. Hulu would be a great partner in this venture. It would give some out of the box appeal, and usability to the program.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Working together? How many days of sleep did you miss!
  6. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    apparently alot. Please do divulge. I am all ears.
  7. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    The RC should do me fine until it expires...
  8. complexxL9

    complexxL9 TS Member Posts: 30

    editions available:
    win7 starter (for netbooks)
    win7 home basic (for emerging markets only)
    win7 home premium (media center?)
    win7 professional (domain support)
    win7 ultimate (MUI, bitlocker, ultimate extras etc.)
    win7 enterprise

    every higher version includes all features of the lower ones

    also there will be vista + upgrade ticket to win7 available probably, starting from next month or so..
    vista home premium -> win7 home premium
    vista business -> win7 professional
    vista ultimate -> win7 ultimate

    Those vistas will cost about $8 more than the regular ones without upgrade possibility. Those $8 included in price is for transportation of win7 upgrade media once available.
  9. complexxL9

    complexxL9 TS Member Posts: 30

    too bad there's no edit button for ones comments :)
    so forgot to mention that win xp mode will be available starting with pro edition of win7. also enterprise edition as I understood by functionality is at the same level as ultimate.
  10. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 563

    Good stuff! Can't wait :)
  11. Windows 7 Home Premium retails for $139 or less comfimerd by microsoft
     
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