Microsoft to Open Paris "Windows Cafe"

Microsoft, apparently not satisfied with its upcoming retail stores, is opening a cafe in Paris, France. To be exact, a Windows 7 cafe, to help launch its new operating system.

The Windows Cafe will open on Oct. 22nd, the day Windows 7 launches, at 47 Boulevard Sebastopol. The Cafe will reportedly have plenty of Microsoft stuff to play with (PCs, Xboxes, mobile devices), but it's not one of Microsoft's retail stores, so you'll only be able to buy coffee / snacks there.

Microsoft told C|Net:
"This initiative expresses our intention to meet with the general public and show the new Windows experiences on PC, mobile and on the Internet. People will be able to discover Windows 7, the Windows phones and the Windows Live services."
The Cafe will naturally have free wi-fi. In fact, that wi-fi might be live already. The writing on the window apparently reads: "The Windows Cafe will open its doors on October 22. Don't hesitate to browse the web on the sidewalk in the meantime."