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Windows 8 launch in London
Windows 8 officially went on sale at one minute past midnight on Friday morning at an event in central London. Several hundred people queued around the block at the Currys/PC World store on Tottenham Court Road to be the first official owners of the new operating system software, which is spearheading Microsoft's assault on the new touch screen and mobile computer world.
Eager fans waited to get their hands on heavily discounted Windows 8 hardware from HP, as well as offers of free £150 Beats headphones for the first 300 customers.
The new product was officially launched yesterday at an event in New York. Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer described the Windows 8 experience as "magical... All of your photos will just appear, all of your documents will be available on SkyDrive. It will all be there. Everything and everybody you care about."
He described the product as "perfect for touch... a re-imagined software experience that shatters perceptions of what a PC really is".
this country is full of gullible idiots . Believe anything anybody tells them
I am sticking with Windows 7 64-bit perfectly well performing and solid.
If its not broke dont fix it!
Anybody that queues at midnight for something IT related (or the latest Harry Potter novel) deserves to be punched in the face. The only thing worth queueing for at midnight is if it was 1944 and for a ration of butter or bread.
"Steve Ballmer described the Windows 8 experience as magical".......then he woke up, cleaned up his trousers and pondered why he was sleeping alone....again.