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Windows 7 Building Momentum

You can leave your reading glasses behind for today's RCPU, as it'll be a short one. The main thing we're seeing is that Windows 7, on which Microsoft released pricing details last week, is gaining momentum. A discounted version is already a big hit on Amazon in pre-order, and financial types like its potential so much that analysts are predicting a bump in Microsoft's stock price.

It looks as though Redmond might even be reaching out to netbook users, with rumors abounding that Microsoft might even offer Windows 7 on a USB flash drive. The positive outlook for the operating system and for the company comes at a good time for Microsoft and partners both, as the economic downturn has taken a little bit of a bite out of Microsoft earnings of late.

And...that's all we have to say, really. Hey, it's Fourth of July week (that's the Independence Day holiday in the U.S. for our non-U.S. readers), so don't expect too much news in the next few RCPUs. In fact, with the dog days of summer about to take hold and grind the news cycle to a near halt, we're wondering which "evergreen" topics you'd like us to comment on, discuss or otherwise cover this summer. Send your suggestions to [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on June 30, 2009


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