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Windows 7 to arrive on October 22nd

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be launching Windows 7 on October 22nd, with the company releasing the code to manufacturers at the end of July.

Speaking at this year’s Computex event, Microsoft’s OEM corporate vice preseident Steve Guggenheimer announced the news.

"This is a very important announcement for us and marks the culmination of a huge amount of work with partners, developers and customers, who have been crucial to the development and testing of Windows 7," Microsoft said in a statement.

"The primary focus throughout the development of Windows 7 has been quality. We’ve been careful to announce milestones, such as the Beta and release candidate, only when we were confident each version would be good enough to share with customers and partners.

"The same is true of the final version, which we anticipate making available to partners such as OEMs in the second half of July," it continued.

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