Wednesday, in Las Vegas, Consumer Electronique Show (CES) 2009, a trade show devoted to technological innovations in electronics, begun.
Yesterday evening, during the Microsoft conference, Steve Ballmer, PDG of Microsoft since 2008, announced that the first beta of their new operating system, Window 7, will be available : officially today by members of MSDN, TechBeta and TechNet, and tomorrow by people at large.
During this keynote, Steve Ballmer presented the successor of Windows Vista such as an operating system which will make life easier :
- more performant, more streamlined, reliable, faster, more intuitive,
- a better battery life
- compatibility with Netbooks
- able to run with touch screen
- possibility to connect multiple home PCs together to share printers and access files, music, photos and videos
-etc (for more, click here)
In fact, nothing really new has been unveiled because a pirated beta version of Windows 7 have already appeared on torrent tracker since few weeks. The Windows 7 beta will expire on August 1st, 2009. The final version of Windows 7 should be on the market in the beginning 2010, but for the moment, no specific date was given.
Steve Ballmer presented also the final version of Windows Live with some improvements of its services (Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery...) and partnerships with Facebook, Dell, Verizon Wireless... but also the new version of their web browser Internet Explorer 8, currently available in beta vesion.
If you want more information about this keynote, I invite you to click here, there or even on this page.
And, if you want to test the new operating system of Windows, and discover if Microsoft will keep their promises, appointment tomorrow on Microsoft's website for downloading Windows 7 public beta version.
Attention, the Windows 7 Beta is going to be available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download it.