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Windows 7 Shipping On October 23rd?

By Chris Scott Barr

We know that Microsoft will be offering up the first release candidate of Windows 7 in just a few days. This means that we’re probably only a few short months away from an actual release date, right? Well according to Acer it will be out in just under 6 months.

Acer’s marketing director in the UK pinpointed the release down to the very day it will hit shelves. October 23rd to be exact. I’d take this with a little grain of salt, but the timing does make sense. After all, it was about 5 months between RC1 of Vista and the actual retail date. My advice? I’d start thinking long and hard before going out and buying a new PC when there’s a new OS just around the corner.

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  • Ynynymys

    You should probably think longer and harder about buying another Windows product…

  • ChrisScottBarr

    I have, and since I'm a gamer, I tend to keep up on Windows releases on my main gaming rig. However, I have a Mac for a good deal of my other tasks.

  • Manfet

    I think many of the readers of ohgizmo build their desktop pc's themselves. And that news changes nothing for them. Vista 7 beta is out since months and nearly all hardware parts are already testet on it. And if I remember correctly if you buy Vista now, you will get Windows 7 for free after the release. Why shouldn't they buy their systems? If they wait for the new Intel Core, yeah I would do that, but not because of Windows 7. I have bought my system nearly one year ago and I have no fear that my Parts won't run.
    Q6600@P5Q-E@4GB Ram Even my 5 year old wireless card will probably run under Vista because the driver is already integrated in Vista.
    I hope my English is good enough for you. My teacher didn't like it.

  • ChrisScottBarr

    I have, and since I'm a gamer, I tend to keep up on Windows releases on my main gaming rig. However, I have a Mac for a good deal of my other tasks.

  • Manfet

    I think many of the readers of ohgizmo build their desktop pc's themselves. And that news changes nothing for them. Vista 7 beta is out since months and nearly all hardware parts are already testet on it. And if I remember correctly if you buy Vista now, you will get Windows 7 for free after the release. Why shouldn't they buy their systems? If they wait for the new Intel Core, yeah I would do that, but not because of Windows 7. I have bought my system nearly one year ago and I have no fear that my Parts won't run.
    Q6600@P5Q-E@4GB Ram Even my 5 year old wireless card will probably run under Vista because the driver is already integrated in Vista.
    I hope my English is good enough for you. My teacher didn't like it.