Last week, Acer let the cat out of the bag by revealing the expected launch date for Windows 7. There was no real reason to doubt it, but now we’re pretty much sure it’ll be October 23rd or thereabouts. A Microsoft press release has made it all very clear:
Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows 7, will be available to customers in time for the holiday shopping season.
Okay, so it’s not exactly a confirmation of October 23rd, but the “holiday shopping season” really includes November (at least, for responsible gift buyers like you and me), so it’s a safe bet.