Microsoft really wants to you leave XP behind. Microsoft also wants you to forget about Vista altogether (although nobody in Redmond would ever come out and say that). And Microsoft really, really wants you to buy Windows 7.
The final sentence of the preceding paragraph, while not exactly a surprise, became that much more obvious this week, as Microsoft revealed that it'll offer Windows 7 Enterprise to companies for a free 90-day trial. (There's more detail about availability and such here.)
Windows 7's arrival -- still scheduled for Oct. 22 -- is so close, and we've said so much about it already, that we're not going to blather on again here about what might be the most important product Microsoft has ever released. It's just a waiting game now, with a free trial from Microsoft thrown in for good measure.
What we'll do, instead, is give you a couple of links to stories that go way deep into Windows 7. These are the cover stories of the print issue of Redmond magazine for September, but they're just as interesting online as they are on paper. First, J. Peter Bruzzese, who knows his way around Windows, shares his "7 Wonders of Windows 7." Then, Gary Olsen finds "10 Reasons to Love Windows 7" (and a few reasons not to like it so much).
Shameless self-promotion of a sister magazine in RCPU? Yeah, that's pretty much what this is. But they're great articles, very much worth a read -- just the way that Windows 7, we figure, is worth a free download.
We will have an issue of RCPU the Tuesday after Labor Day, and it'll be full of reader e-mails -- this time, we mean it. Get yours in on any topic you like at [email protected]
Posted by Lee Pender on 09/03/2009 at 1:22 PM
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