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Ballmer Is Windows 7

Live from New York, it's Ballmer stating "Im a Windows 7 PC, effective immediately" at the official launch event. I'm guessing when he made that proclamation, he wasn't as adorable as the little girl in the ads. Now, if Ballmer were a PC, I'd guess that he would be the shiniest, most souped-up, Windows 7-sporting Alienware desktop, not an ASUS netbook.

Windows 7 officially went on sale Oct. 21 in the U.K., pushed up because of a postal strike. The early launch doesn't matter much; Windows 7 has been tested and debugged (for the most part) and manhandled by well over 8 million beta testers, so we weren't expecting any surprises. For consumers, an upgrade is likely to come from the purchase of a netbook or a new computer. And for enterprise folks, there's a modest list of upgrade-worthy features, outlined here.

(Odd or intentional coincidence: the successful Apollo 7 mission ended when the space module splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 22, 1968.)

As you're downloading your copy of Windows 7 from the online store, check out this freebie, Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine (it's a PDF that download immediately if you click on that link).

Posted by Michael Domingo on 10/22/2009 at 11:59 AM

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