Will the new Microsoft Windows 7 Ads make you rush out and buy it? Watch the advert and decide. And another one below aimed at kids.
Users who pre-order a copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 will receive more than 50% off the retail price for a limited time starting Friday. Windows 7 Home Premium will sell for $49 and Windows 7 Professional for $99.
Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released on October 22.
Check out new Microsoft Windows 7 box art. Looks quite simple and clean.
Microsoft has officially given a date for general availability for Windows 7. The software that will replace Vista will be in stores beginning October 22nd. No pricing yet.
The new Windows 7 logo was leaked out by Microsoft China during the Windows 7 RC launch event.
Microsoft will release a public release candidate (RC) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 during the last week of May. Windows 7 was previously released as beta to the public.
From Microsoft blog post: Hey folks, just wanted to provide another update (building on the recent post on some changes since Beta) on some of the changes you will see in the Release Candidate. Again, there are many and this is not an exhaustive list. Of course we continue to gather telemetry from the large number of people running the Beta full time. Just a reminder, the Beta is the only official build from Microsoft. Chaitanya compiled this list from a broad set of feature teams focused on visible changes based on feedback that go beyond “bug fixes”, though we included some of the more widely reported bugs on this list as well. –Steven
Windows 7 RC will have more than 27 changes. Some of them are Improved taskbar thumbnail overflow, Control Panel Jump List, Multi-touch zoom, Unified experience for removing devices, Partition size reduction and more.
Microsoft’s Windows 7 development team says that users will be able to remove Internet Explorer 8, as well as disabling the media player and hard-drive search programs, from Windows 7.
Here is the full list of applications you can disable:
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Media Center
- Windows DVD Maker
- Internet Explorer 8
- Windows Search
- Handwriting Recognition (through the Tablet PC Components option)
- Windows Gadget Platform
- Fax and Scan
- XPS Viewer and Services (including the Virtual Print Driver)
Microsoft has released a patch for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7. IE 8 Final will be out in later in March and Windows 7 this September. The fixes are:
- When Internet Explorer 8 is installed with Adobe Flash Player 10, Internet Explorer may become unresponsive.
- You experience a Print dialog box that is unusable when you try to print an Adobe PDF document.
- After a crash, Internet Explorer 8 becomes unresponsive, and you must restart the computer to resolve the problem.
- Internet Explorer 8 may crash when you visit some Web sites.
- Internet Explorer 8 may crash when you resize the browser window.
- Internet Explorer 8 does not seem to remember information that was stored in cookies on the computer.
- Popular third-party extensions cause crashes in Internet Explorer 8.
- Previously blocked third-party extensions are no longer blocked after you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.
A post beta version of Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7022 is now up on Torrent websites like Piratebay and Mininova. Noted new features in this build are Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate and new icons and animations.
Microsoft has stopped downloads of Windows 7 Beta on their website last Tuesday. Microsoft will later release Windows 7 as a release candidate (RC) later this year.
Microsoft will have six versions of Windows 7 when it goes to sale later in the year. Only 2 will be promoted to general users, Home Premium and Professional.
The versions are:
- Windows 7 Starter – version to be sold by PC maker to users.
- Windows 7 Home Basic – has the security and search abilities particular to Vista, but does not offer its fancy graphics or high-end media features.
- Windows 7 Home Premium – will be sold at retail and be included with new computers.
- Windows 7 Professional -same as Premium but with more features.
- Windows 7 Enterprise – aimed at Microsoft’s Software Assurance (SA) volume license customers.
- Windows 7 Ultimate – this version gives you everything.
Microsoft has not given a price to these six versions of Windows 7.
Source: Windows 7 Product Editions