The folks down under are first again.
First I read that NZ will be among the first customers to get Windows 7 come October 22. Now today I see (and noted on Twitter) that Aussie NSW secondary school students were the first in the world to use Microsoft's Windows 7 via a number of Lenovo IdeaPad S10e mini notebooks…
"The NSW government was distributing about 5000 Lenovo netbooks each week, NSW Department of Education chief information officer Stephen Wilson said, and about 200 netbooks running Windows 7 "release to manufacturing" were being used at Arthur Phillip High School in western Sydney.
"The school was one of three that began testing Windows 7 in May. More than 200 Arthur Phillip High School students were given their Lenovo IdeaPad netbooks, and the set-up process was "seamless", Mr Wilson said.
"The process of allocating a device to a student is just amazing," Mr Wilson said.
"The department previously said that all netbooks as part of the digital education revolution program would run on Windows 7, making it one of the largest user bases in the world for the operating system."
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