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Windows 7 for Halloween

In decades past, Microsoft pre-announced products and then promptly blew each and every delivery date. Recently, though, Redmond has been more circumspect in announcing dates, always saying it will ship no software before its time.

But when it comes to Windows 7, Microsoft is beating the drums more than the Blue Man Group. The message is, barring some unforeseen disaster, Windows 7 will be out before the year is done. In fact, it will be out before Halloween, on Oct. 22.

The PC market needs this OS, especially for the holidays. Last holiday season was dismal with only Vista to pitch. A Windows 7 holiday could do much to revive the fortunes of foundering firms like Dell, and even prop up the U.S. economy.

My IT department is busy prepping a Windows 7 laptop for me, and they have enough confidence that it will be my main work machine -- and this is a company that never adopted Vista!

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/03/2009 at 1:16 PM


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