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Windows 7: Windows 7 PCs to go on sale early


25 Sep 2009   #1

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Windows 7 PCs to go on sale early

Windows 7, which is scheduled to launch on October 22, will be available nine days early via PC purchases from system builders, also called small custom PC makers.

Full Story: Windows 7 PCs to go on sale early - Ars Technica

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25 Sep 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks Slimy!!
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26 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think MS disputed this claim in a follow up as a misunderstanding.
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26 Sep 2009   #4

Windows XP x64/7 Pro x64||Windows 7 Pro x64/Linux Mint
 
 

I don't see why they couldn't release it early. I mean, it's already been over a month or so since TechNet
and MSDN members have had it.
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26 Sep 2009   #5

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MS clarified that they're allowing some places to start shipping before October 22, but that's so that things arrive by about October 22.

They're not really releasing things early or letting them go on sale early.

And they have to have a universal date for everyplace to start selling, and that gives everyplace time to get ready. If they don't have a universal date, everybody is going to rush to be the first ones out the door.

And it's the big OEM's -- the biggest contracts and source of funding -- who need the most time to get ready, get things pre-assembled, etc.
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28 Sep 2009   #6

 
 

Believe me, the OEM's want every last second they can get!
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