Windows 7

Just a follow up to last Friday’s note on pre-Windows 7 launch annoyances…

Mac Zealots

As expected, they’re hijacking Windows 7 threads left and right. It’s not really that annoying anymore since it is expected.

The Get a Mac ads, as I said before, are pretty much “meh.” They should take a cue from Linus Torvalds on how to do sarcasm right:

Linus gives Windows 7 a thumbs-up

Too Much Fluff

You can’t blame Microsoft’s marketing from hyping Windows 7 in their site and Facebook page, but there’s too much fluff around that finding important information is hard.

One of the more glaring example of this flaw is in the Product Info page:

Wrong answer

Another glaring annoyance is the fact that none of the Microsoft marketing people over at the Facebook page are directly answering queries regarding where to buy Windows 7 when it comes out. I don’t really see a reason why they would withhold the names of their official resellers.

In case you’re wondering, the resellers were listed in the pre-order promo poster:


  • Amazon Computer
  • Electroworld
  • Macro Mind
  • Silicon Valley
  • TCA
  • Dataview Computer Corp
  • Gigahertz Computer System Corporation


  • Silicon Valley, SM City Cebu
  • Enigma Technologies, Angeles City
  • Electroworld, SM City Cebu
  • GlobalChips Technologies Co., Cagayan de Oro City
  • Dataworld Computer Center, Cagayan de Oro City

Speaking of TCA…

Broken Street Date

TCA has broken the street date and is already selling Windows 7 retail in their shops. I’ve verified this myself.

According to this guy:

TCA already selling Win7

their selling price is as follows:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic – 7k
  • Windows 7 Home Premium – 8.5k
  • Windows 7 Ultimate – 14.8k

There are two weird things about this. First is that Microsoft isn’t doing anything about it e.g. giving a stern warning to the guy or something like that. But then again, given their lack of seriousness in their part (as evidenced by the lack of testing in their site) this isn’t a surprise.

The other weird thing is that the SRP is actually lower than the pre-order price. Looks like somebody screwed up somewhere…

[EDIT: More OEM and Retail prices over at Technograph.]

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