Host a Windows 7 party?

Windows 7 launch build-up begins, in strange ways

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By  Gareth Van Zyl Published  September 24, 2009

The build up to the launch of Microsoft’s Windows 7 on 22 October 2009 is getting interesting, with hype being created here in the Middle East, and, in strange ‘party’ ways across much of the world as well.

We’ve come to be informed that Windows 7 will be pre-loaded on laptops for users to buy at GITEX Shopper. Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, says, “Windows 7 is one of the most exciting software products to hit the market in years. It is a privilege that Microsoft Gulf is allowing technology fans in the Middle East a sneak preview at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK and GITEX Shopper ahead of the product’s global launch. Trade visitors will also benefit immensely from the special presentations and seminars which Microsoft is hosting at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, which will give them an understanding of the latest operating system.”

Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager, Microsoft Gulf, has been quoted as saying, “With Windows 7, Microsoft is delivering a foundation for unmatched customer experiences across applications, services, and devices. GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK and GITEX Shopper is perfectly timed to coincide with our global launch date and is the fitting location to introduce our latest offerings to our customers and partners in the region.”

So, this is how this ‘event’ of the Windows 7 launch will be ‘celebrated’ here in the Middle East, but elsewhere in the world, Microsoft is encouraging many to host house parties in the name of the Windows 7 launch.

Microsoft has invited members of the public to apply to become official Windows 7 Launch Party hosts, with selected hosts receiving online access to various party materials and a web site which they can use to upload photos from their party.

Party hosts also have "a good chance" of winning a Windows PC worth US $750, according to Microsoft. Microsoft is also encouraging those who are not selected as official party hosts to invite friends over to celebrate the Windows 7 launch regardless of whether they’re the ‘chosen ones’ or not.

A different campaign, but is Windows 7 really worth having a party over? I don’t know, this surely takes the meaning of geek to a whole new level, but either way, this is another indication that Microsoft has produced an OS that at least is worth celebrating about. Nobody would ever host a party celebrating the existence of the much-criticised Windows Vista…

3465 days ago
Palekar Jawed

Vista was a big flop from Microsoft. I have been using Windows 7 beta version for almost a year & feel Microsoft have a winner in Windows7. Its stable like Windows XP. I feel Microsoft should not have launched Vista instead they should have waited for another 2 -3 year & should have launched Windows7. Best of Luck Microsoft

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