During the evening of 21 October Microsoft officially unveiled its new baby, the Windows 7 operating system. Jon Wilcox reports on the UK launch.
The global Windows 7 steamroller fired up on Wednesday afternoon with a press briefing in London, followed by similar events around the globe as the clock ticked towards the official 22 October launch date.
The anticipation for these events builds over such a long time that the launch itself feels like a footnote. AccountingWEB first started writing about Windows 7 in April 2008 and the company revealed yesterday that more than 15m users had taken a look at the beta test and release candidate versions of the new operating system.
The previous episode in this saga, 2007’s launch of Windows Vista, proved to be an unhappy period for Micr...