Windows & Interoperability: Scenes from Microsoft's Big Windows 7 Show in NYC
NEW YORKMicrosoft launched Windows 7, its new operating system, in a high-profile event in New York Oct. 22. Headlined by CEO Steve Ballmer and even featuring an appearance by Kylie, the 5-year-old who stars in many television spots in Microsoft's latest ad campaign, the event was designed to show Windows 7 as having a simple, understandable interface that allows the user to carry out networking and multimedia functions with ease. As part of the presentation, Microsoft ushered media and guests into a special exhibit area where many PCs, including laptops and desktops with touch-screen functionality, were on display. The hope for Microsoft and many of its partners is that the release of Windows 7 will spark an increase in PC sales.