Windows 7 launch day: what you might have missed(Read article summary)
Windows 7 release day went off without a hitch, despite a downplayed feel at the New York party. Here's our list of things you might have missed.
We've already rounded up the best of the Windows 7 reviews, and reports from the New York unveiling were lukewarm at best. (PC World said the tone of the event seemed to "reflect an effort not to overhype Windows 7 but to let it float or sink on its own merits.") Here's a rundown of this launch day's notable mentions:
New hardware Those not
gulliblefortunate enough to have already reserved a $299 Best Buy-exclusive Nokia Booklet now have many more Windows 7-equipped machines to choose from. A host of manufacturers rolled out new equipment to coincide with Windows 7's release Thursday, and the folks over at Engadget collected many of them in a handy guide.
Release parties Sure, Microsoft wanted groups of friends to put together their own parties (check out the truly cringe-worthy video below – not since Songsmith have we seen a worse one), but some folks had a better idea: a Windows 7 illegal downloading party. Mashable points out the parody video from Funny or Die (warning: harsh language), and it's good for a few laughs.