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Down Under gets first dibs on Windows 7
« on: June 07, 2009, 05:18:28 pm »
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.The first retail sales of Windows 7 will take place in New Zealand and Australia on 22 October, Microsoft confirmed this week.


(Credit: Renai LeMay/ZDNet.com.au)
Windows 7 will hit first New Zealand, then Australia, due to the countries' placement with respect to the International Date Line. Microsoft announced last week that its new operating system would hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs from October 22.

"Our understanding at this time is that the availability of Windows 7 will 'follow the sun' on Thursday October 22," a Microsoft spokesperson said late this week. "As such, we're excited that the first retail sales globally of Windows 7 will take place in New Zealand and Australia as we cross the dateline ahead of other markets."
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