Windows 7 Targeted for October?

Windows 7 Targeted for October?

On the same day that Microsoft released the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 to TechNet and MSDN users, computer manufacturer Acer gave us a date for the release of the product, at least in a pre-loaded (on PCs) manner: Oct. 23rd.

On Thursday, Acer told Pocket-lint that Windows 7 will be available pre-loaded on their new all-in-one Z5600 PC from October 23, 2009. Originally, Microsoft had targeted the end of January, 2010 as the release date for Windows 7, but lack of adoption of Windows Vista forced them to acknowledge (silently, however) that Windows Vista was a failure, and move to accelerate the Windows 7 release.

However, Acer said that the upgrade period for the product, whereby anyone who bought a PC with Windows Vista would get a free upgrade, would only be 30 days.
"October 23rd is the date the Windows 7 will be available. There is a 30 day upgrade time so that customers don't wait to buy a new computer, so if you buy during that 30 day period, you'll get a free upgrade to Windows 7."
TechARP, which has been right a lot lately on dates regarding releases of various Windows versions and service packs, notes that the "Windows 7 Upgrade Program" will run from June 26, 2009, which makes a lot more sense. Otherwise, you're liable to see a real downturn on sales of PCs until the Upgrade Program kicks in.

It's possible, however, that Acer's statement only applies to free upgrades, and that perhaps those buying PCs earlier will pay nominal fees to get an upgrade.

It's also notable that Acer says Oct. 23 is when the OS will ship pre-installed; that doesn't necessarily mean you will be able to buy stand-alone versions of Windows 7 at retailers at that time.
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Since the Win7 RC is set not to expire for a year, and is free... why would anyone be in a hurry to buy Windows in October?

If I were a Windows user, I'd just keep patching the RC at least until SP1 came out.

At that point, I'd upgrade to Linux. (grinning, ducking and running...) :p

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^^ I get Win 7 Ultimate free anyhow, so I'm going to update to it.

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I'm not sure there was much of an argument against "Windows users will update to what they are already familiar with except the company promises there are fewer problems for free".

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SqUiD267:

^^ I get Win 7 Ultimate free anyhow, so I'm going to update to it.

 

How could I get hooked up for free.I could work with that. How you like it so far SqUiD!

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I may be able to help you out AMD, depending on the release date and when my school will start carrying them.  Vista Ultimate goes for $15, with the lesser versions costing $8.  This is a student discount of course...

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Im confused are we talking about the new windows 7 or vista ultimate. For that matter If I could get ultimate for that price I would take it glady if it doesnt cause tou a hassle on your end. Let me know when and I,ll mail you a money order. Im good for it as far as making sure you get the cash, Nelson will vouch for me we done business before. Thanks!

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My mom works for a computer engineer we get all the keys from MSDN. :) I'll send you it when it comes out. Its actually great, though I feel build 7100 is slower than build 7000. Maybe its just me idk.

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