Microsoft launches new Windows operating system

Microsoft has today announced the availability of its new Windows 7 operating system.

Microsoft has today announced the availability of its new Windows 7 operating system.

The new operating system offers "a streamlined user interface and significant new features that make everyday tasks easier and allow people to get the most out of computers of all styles and sizes", according to the company.

"With Windows 7, there’s never been a better time to be a PC," said Microsoft Ireland managing director, Paul Rellis. "Together with our partners, we’re introducing more choice, flexibility, and value in the market than ever before. With Windows 7, you’re sure to find a PC that fits your lifestyle."

"A project with the global customer reach of Windows can only be done as a team, and employees in Microsoft Ireland played a huge role in developing Windows7 and delivering it to customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"Our involvement included developing key features like elements of media centre and biometric support in our European Development Centre.

"The European Operations Centre was responsible for one million copies of Windows 7 reaching over 25,000 retail stores in more than 42 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa in time for today’s launch.

"Add to that the work the sales and marketing team is doing on the ground in Ireland to ensure that customers get the best experience possible through demos and training sessions in store, and you get some sense of how central the Irish team was to bringing Windows 7 to life and getting it into the hands of consumers."

Customers can purchase Windows 7 PCs or software upgrades from technology retailers including Harvey Norman Peats, O2 Stores, Carphone Warehouse and, PC World.

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