Windows 7 confirmed for holiday season PCs

June 2nd, 2009 in Technology / Software
Windows 7

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. says Windows 7, the next version of its computer operating software, will go on sale Oct. 22.

Windows 7, which replaces the much-complained-about Windows Vista, will be available on new PCs. , the world's largest , will also sell versions that people can install on existing PCs.

Upgrades will be free for people who buy a new Windows Vista computer shortly before arrives, though Microsoft did not say when the upgrade program begins. Microsoft also didn't say how much Windows 7 will cost.

The availability of Windows 7 in time for the holidays could boost PC sales, which have slowed in the recession.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

"Windows 7 confirmed for holiday season PCs." June 2nd, 2009. http://phys.org/news163176465.html