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Australia could well be one of the first Countries in the world to officially get hold of the new Windows 7 operating system when it is launched on October 22, 2009 due to Australia being ahead of the US.

After extensive testing I can honestly say that this OS is significantly better than the previous Vista offering. It is faster to load and quicker when moving through applications.

In launching the new OS in October, Microsoft is looking to capitalise on the peak buying period running into the Christmas New Year holiday period, when several vendors are expected to release new notebooks running the new Microsoft OS.

The big issue for both Microsoft and Intel, is that as consumers move to new notebooks and netbooks hardware vendors attending this week’s Computex trade show in Taiwan are move to a new generation of processors from manufacturers other than Intel and operating systems from the likes of Google.

Among those manufacturers will be Acer, Samsung and HP.

The latest release is crucial to win back public confidence after the disappointing launch of Vista in 2007. Vista was incompatible with some low-power machines and perceived by many to be too complicated.

Last night Acer Earlier said that it plans to sell small PCs that run on Google Inc’s new Android operating system, making it the first manufacturer to do so.

Microsoft said it will send Windows 7 code to PC makers to load onto new machines — known in the industry as “release to manufacturing” — around the end of July.

By October 22, people will be able to buy new computers with Windows 7 installed, or pick up the software off the shelf to install on their old computers.

 

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