Toppling 7000 dominoes to commemorate the launch of Windows 7 definitely riled up the employees at Microsoft's Hyderabad center in India, but they probably didn't think it through in terms of the jokes it might generate. [Ars Technica]
Given Microsoft's rocky past with installs, I expected a lot of negative responses to yesterday's question about your Windows 7 experience. However, over 80% of you encountered little or no problems with your install.
Watch it, share it, do what you like. And if you just want the short and sweet, here again are our five featured bits (shot and edited by Mike Short):
Good thing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer didn't turn around during his spot on The Today Show. Clearly, someone at NBC either really loves Macs or can't tell the difference between a MacBook and a PC.
Why would Linus Torvalds, the man behind the Linux kernel, be giving a big thumbs up in front of a Japanese Windows 7 booth?
Windows 7 is out today! Huzzah! But wait; if you're still rocking Windows XP, you might want to think twice before upgrading. Here are some reasons to stick with an old OS.
You've seen the mockup of the Microsoft Store, now step inside for a look around the real thing. We asked Phoenix-area stringer Dennis Tarwood to head over to the snooty mall and check things out. Here's what he experienced:
This is the one you've waited for, where I get Steve to talk about his animalistic YouTube persona. But how do you ask calm collected Steve about crazy sweaty Steve? Very carefully.
If you live in Paris, you can head on over to 47 Boulevard Sebastopol and enjoy coffee and pastry served up by Microsoft. Their Windows 7 Cafe is now open for business.
Just in case you missed it buried underneath the upgrade to Netflix Watch Instantly the other day, Microsoft has gone live with Internet TV on Windows 7 Media Center, offering content (of rather poor picture quality) from the following providers:
We're at the official Windows 7 launch. The Ballmer, of course, is going to be doing a WAHOO speech. We're told there'll be some surprises, too. Updated live.
In the first segment of our exclusive Steve Ballmer interview series, the Microsoft CEO and I talk about Natal, the blurring of console generations, and the surprising assertion that "you'll be able to get" Blu-ray add-on drives for Xbox 360.