As Microsoft continues its marketing push for the Windows 7 operating system, the company is systematically releasing details and information about its latest Windows OS.
After announcing a public release date of October 22 this year, the official box art for each Windows 7 version has been released. The image offers details on Ultimate, Professional, and Home Premium versions of the OS.
The October 22 release date will ensure Microsoft will have the OS available for the 2009 holiday shopping season -- the OS can be sold OEM, or be bundled on PCs and notebooks sold by B&M retailers -- though the Redmond-based company will miss out on back-to-school sales.
There were numerous unconfirmed images of the Windows 7 box art floating around the internet for weeks, but images first revealed by CentrumXP proved to be accurate when they were later added to the official Microsoft Windows 7 OS page.
Microsoft continues to launch a PR campaign aimed at helping PC users forget about Windows Vista -- considered a flop among many reviewers and PC users -- so they can be better prepared for Windows 7. The company is expected to announce pricing information and other details regarding its highly-anticipated OS in the coming weeks.
Even though Windows 7 has gotten a lot of media attention, it'll see light competition from Apple's Snow Leopard OS and Google Android OS this fall -- despite the pressure, Windows 7 should quickly shoot to the top of sales charts.
quote: The front is a good start.
quote: Master Chief
quote: I thought i read somewhere windows 7 is 64 bit only?
quote: KISS (keep it simple, stupid)
quote: Microsoft continues to launch a PR campaign aimed at helping PC users forget about Windows Vista -- considered a flop among many reviewers and PC users -- so they can be better prepared for Windows 7.
quote: If you think they covered their costs with additional sales, or that it enhanced their reputation, you're an idiot. Clearly, it damaged their reputation, and the only extra money people spend was to "downgrade" to Windows XP when they got stuck with Vista.
quote: I have found the code quality, at least in terms of security, to be much better overall in Vista than Mac OS X 10.4. It is obvious from observing affected components in security patches that Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) has resulted in fewer vulnerabilities in newly-written code. I hope that more software vendors follow [Microsoft's] lead in developing proactive software security development methodologies.
quote: Microsoft is in a difficult situation, where they haven't released anything anyone needs since Windows 2000.
quote: As of today MSRT install base on Vista is about 37% the size of that on XP.
quote: Vista now accounts for over 36% of Steam users, according to Valve's monthly survey.
quote: despite the pressure,
quote: Windows 7 should quickly shoot to the top of sales charts.
quote: quote: despite the pressure, From what? quote: Windows 7 should quickly shoot to the top of sales charts. Thank you for this insightful piece. The box art could have a big hand flip'n you the bird, its still going to be the top of the OS sales charts. Decades of no real competition kinda does that. Maybe MS should hire you to do something worthwhile instead of report on box art. Like trashing all the 32bit and non Ultimate variants so we dont have to see more fruit flavors shoot'n out of redmonds ass.