Microsoft launches Windows 7

Posted: October 23, 2009 in Microsoft

Hoping to delete the bad memories of its disappointing Vista software, Microsoft launched a new version of Windows that was welcomed enthusiastically in the UAE.

The Home version of Windows 7 will sell here for 499 dirhams, although leading retailers said on Thursday they had yet to receive the new software. It was unclear when shelves would be stocked.

Windows 7 comes almost three years after the launch of Vista, whose complexity frustrated many home users and turned off business customers. A spokesperson for Lenovo, which introduced a Windows 7-bundled PC at Gitex 2009 in Dubai, said on Thursday that response to the product had been excellent. “The anticipation has been huge. It also helps that people were looking for an alternative to the Vista, which came with its share of problems. I am sure it will reflect on the numbers.”

Microsoft has cut out some redundant ways to start up programs and added flourishes that can help users keep track of all their open windows. Windows 7 is faster and also meant to be “quieter” — with fewer pop-up boxes, notifications, warnings and “are you sure …” messages.

“The launch of Windows 7 is an added advantage as far as PC manufacturers are concerned,” said Aman Khan, Middle East and Africa marketing and communications manager for Acer.

“It should definitely boost sales across the region and the fact that it was debuted in the UAE much ahead of its global release means that we definitely have a leg-up compared to players in other parts of the world.”

  1. techwoo says:

    Microsoft launches Windows 7 .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

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