If you told me a year ago that I’d be running a beta version of Windows on my main production machines, I’d have checked you into the nearest psychiatric institution. But here we are, more than half a year later, and I’ve been productive and happy with both the beta and release candidates of Windows 7.
It’s running on both the heftier laptop I use for development and demos and the smaller one that I use when I want to work on the go or for writing “TPS Reports” without a hitch. Much of what I like about it has to do with “the little things”, from a much quicker boot time to the new taskbar to the Windows-P key combo to switch monitor/projector modes to the now-indispensable dockable Windows (which are very useful for writing, whether it’s code or blog entries). Even my friends with Powerbooks have hit me up for copies of the beta and release candidate and were impressed when they installed it. I’m looking forward to having the final release.
Windows 7 will be released on October 22, but we’re rewarding “early bird” orders with a discount of more than 50%. If you pre-order Windows 7 starting today (Friday, June 26th) through Saturday, July 11th, you’ll save big and get it at these prices:
- Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade: $64.99
- Windows 7 Professional Upgrade: $124.99
For more details, see:
- The Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- Amazon.ca’s Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- Best Buy Canada’s Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- Future Shop’s Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- London Drugs’ Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- Staples’ Windows 7 pre-order offer page
- The Source’s Windows 7 pre-order offer page