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    Windows 7 official launch tomorrow?

    Looks like they reduced the prices compared to Vista. Who's getting it on launch day?

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    not me

    you?

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    Planned to get the business version today...but with the mail strikes over here, the copy I ordered could be anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Looks like they reduced the prices compared to Vista. Who's getting it on launch day?
    Me! $30 for the win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    but with the mail strikes over here, the copy I ordered could be anywhere.
    People went insane when the Postal Service considered skipping Saturday to stay in business, so that must be like anarchy or something.

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    In Europe, the E version will disappear. Included on the retail version is now a ballout screen that will pop up for European Users and will allow them to choose their browser.

    Curiously (for Americans. In Europe we are used to EUC sluggish response), Microsoft is still waiting for a reply to their proposal. My opinion: Good on them they didn't wait any longer! It's my guess they fully comply with EU regulations. And if the EUC removes these retail versions from the European market in the upcoming weeks, they'll have an angry European crowd. Microsoft now calls the shots. Kudos!
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    I've had access to the RTM version for some time now, but I haven't installed it because I am waiting until I get a new laptop. My current laptop, although it could support Windows 7, would not run it very well I imagine. It's a little over 3 years old and has 1 GB of memory, so I want to get a newer computer with 4 GB of memory before installing Windows 7.

    Ironically, now when I buy a new computer it will come with Windows 7 pre-installed, and so I won't be able to use my advantageous msdn access...
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    Running 7RC since it was available, waiting for the mail to install 7 release. Bought a new SSD-HD for this occasion, so I'm expecting nothing short of a performance miracle

    I like 7. It's all Vista should have been.

    Edit: I would have attended the official German Launch of Windows 7, but there is an Oracle Convention at the same time. And Oracle beats Microsoft at catering any time. Last year, they served wild berry tiramisu as one of the deserts. God, I so hope they do it again. I will take one day of the three to just have desert over and over and over, screw SQL lectures or 11g backup strategies.
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    I believe the official launch is today, not tomorrow. It is already being sold in retail stores now.
    Anyway, I have had Win7 Professional for some time now. Since the end of August or so, so I am happy. No need to order, no need to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia
    Anyway, I have had Win7 Professional for some time now. Since the end of August or so, so I am happy. No need to order, no need to pay.
    As in you installed a RTM copy?
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    Yes, I have installed no less than 3 copies. I should install a 4th one as a backup OS on my desktop, but I cannot really be bothered right now
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    I believe the official launch is today, not tomorrow.
    His tomorrow was yesterday which means it is today (see the time of your posts).
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    Right. Damn time zones. I suppose that a -8 or more time zone would cause the message to be posted yesterday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    The release date was on my birthday!! I was going to get professional, but the prices here are too high for me to afford at the moment. Any one have any predictions when a price drop could happen, and how much it will drop?

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    I doubt it will be anytime within the next year.

    Your best bet is to either (A) create a savings plan and save up for it, or (B) find a way to get it for free such as through your school and/or job.
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