Tuesday, May 12th 2009

Windows 7 to Hit Retail This Holiday Season

Laying to rest months of speculation surrounding the launch date of Windows 7, Microsoft categorically stated that it is readying the OS to ship in time for the holiday shopping season (aka Christmas 2009 shopping season). "With early RC testing and extensive partner feedback we've received, Windows 7 is tracking well for holiday availability," says Bill Veghte, senior VP of the Windows Business at Microsoft. The launch comes ahead of what was earlier speculated, "three years after the launch of Windows Vista", putting it sometime early 2010. Windows 7 launch will be accompanied by the company's release of Windows Server 2008 R2. While the company is yet to provide an actual release date, a recent statement from Acer's Bobby Watkins saying that it would reach retail by October 23 sounds plausible. It comes after the "back to school" season, and weeks ahead of the holiday shopping season.Source: TechConnect Magazine
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71 Comments on Windows 7 to Hit Retail This Holiday Season

#1
Kenshai
Really can't wait for the full release. Won't have a reason to keep Vista anymore.
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#2
Triprift
Just as i expected looks like it will be an exciting christmas for many ppl.
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#3
Zehnsucht
Cool. I'm interested in pricing.
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#4
Triprift
Id assume they be similar pricing to what vista was.
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#5
pbmaster
Although for the most part 7 is ahead of Vista, there will still be bugs with it I think. No need to rush out and get it...yet. I am excited though.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
october 23rd is my birthday. who's buying me 7 for mah bday? :)
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#7
Kenshai
by: pbmaster
Although for the most part 7 is ahead of Vista, there will still be bugs with it I think. No need to rush out and get it...yet. I am excited though.
Have you messed with Build 7100 yet? I have only one problem and that is punkbuster. Everything else is great.
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by: Mussels
october 23rd is my birthday. who's buying me 7 for mah bday? :)
Ill pitch in 5$ for your bday... the rest will have to come from somewhere else :toast:
#9
Hayder_Master
im wait for new windows revolution release , DX11 what is bring
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#10
csendesmark
by: hayder.master
im wait for new windows revolution release , DX11 what is bring
GPGPU, better multithread support, some other improvment for DX10.1, Shadermodell 5.0
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#11
Error 404
I want a netbook with W7 on it, that would be neat. Preferably with a better chipset though, hopefully nVidia Ion platform is in netbooks by then...
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#13
alexp999
Staff
YAY!

Want it now! :D:D:D :rockout::rockout::rockout: :nutkick::nutkick::nutkick: :cool::cool::cool:

:p lol.
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#14
ChaoticAtmosphere
by: Mussels
october 23rd is my birthday. who's buying me 7 for mah bday? :)
by: Duxx
Ill pitch in 5$ for your bday... the rest will have to come from somewhere else :toast:
I'll throw in a finsky for you too Mussels! :D

Well, this is great news...regardless of bugs...my experience with build 7000 Beta and 7100 RC1 so far will not stop me from jumping on it!! :rockout:
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#15
eidairaman1
I don't see Windows 7 boosting computer sales around that time with the Economy n all still being pretty crappy in the US at the least.
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#16
Mussels
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by: eidairaman1
I don't see Windows 7 boosting computer sales around that time with the Economy n all still being pretty crappy in the US at the least.
it runs better on netbooks than vista. it will boost sales of EEEPC style devices.
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#17
Triprift
by: Mussels
october 23rd is my birthday. who's buying me 7 for mah bday? :)
I would but im skint lol :p
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#18
KieranD
$5 lol i can do that

i want to give it a try but not just yet im happy with vista maybe try the new build when i get the hard drive back
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#19
Triprift
Im assuming it will be like other windows were it dont really shine till after a sp or 2.
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#20
adrianx
the crysis hit... microsoft? :)

the rush for seven :)
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#21
ChaoticAtmosphere
by: Triprift
Im assuming it will be like other windows were it dont really shine till after a sp or 2.
Well then there truth to that saying "Assuming makes..." :D

I used windows vista ultimate 64 latest with all sp updated and had issues with games. I tried Win7 Beta for fun cuz it was free and all my game issues were gone. The vista install was a fresh one on my current rig that which was built on Jan. 9, 2009. I always had problems with vista for the 3 weeks I ran it. Win7 cleared it all up...the only issue I had with 7 was java wouldn't install...I kept sending feedback on every attempt and one day a reboot gave a popup message from microsoft saying some where along the lines of "you have several failed attempts to install java. please follow these steps then try to install again" and they gave me steps to change a registry entry and it was smooth sailing from there. I'm sold on Windows 7. I'm Running RC1 right now without a hitch!! :)
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#22
eidairaman1
im thinking of installing it to a sep HD for testing purposes in this machine
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#23
BarbaricSoul
I was kinda expecting this myself. I think Microshaft putting 7 in open beta is one the best ideas they have had.
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#24
Mussels
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by: BarbaricSoul
I was kinda expecting this myself. I think Microshaft putting 7 in open beta is one the best ideas they have had.
they've done open betas for years, i know i had ME and 2000. betas/RC's.

The only difference now is that its for download, as opposed to being given out at conferences and public displays.
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#25
ChaoticAtmosphere
by: Mussels
they've done open betas for years, i know i had ME and 2000. betas/RC's.

The only difference now is that its for download, as opposed to being given out at conferences and public displays.
thus making it more accessible and in turn, generating more error reports and feedback to make improvements I might add
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