“We feel confident that we will deliver Windows 7 with our partners on October 22.”
So there you go – just in time for, er, Hallowe’en. And Christmas, we suppose. The cost remains a mystery, though, but it’s believed that free upgrades will be offered to anyone who buys a computer from around August up to the launch date.
The announcement caused Microsoft’s shares rise slightly by (an appropriate) 7 cents to $21.47 on the Nasdaq index.