Windows 7 Launching October 22

Microsoft conformed that Windows 7 will start selling on October 22, which just happens to be my wife’s birthday. I don’t think she’d appreciate a gift-wrapped copy of Windows 7, but a lot of people probably have Windows 7 on their shopping lists.

In an interview with a CNET reporter, HP CTO Phil McKinney said the quality of the code is stellar. Microsoft also confirmed that copies of Windows 7 will be offered for free or at a discount to those who buy machines with Windows Vista close to the launch of the new OS.