Checked my email this morning and found a release date tucked away in a Sam’s club bulk email. 

Microsoft Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. It operates faster, cleaner and more efficiently with a smaller load on system resources than even Windows XP, Windows 7 will be released on October 22.  It looks like any computer bought between now and then will include a free upgrade to windows 7 when it is released. I have seen this deal from best buy and sam’s club as well as some other online vendors

Here is a link that compares different versions.

Check out the professional mode which has a feature which lets you run existing Windows XP productivity applications in Windows XP Mode. (great for older photoshop versions).

I realize that today’s blog post is just loosely related to photography, but it is pretty important to anyone looking to buy a new computer or is just plain tired of dealing with Vista.  The operating system can make a huge performance difference to anyone who relies heavily on post production work.

here are a couple of videos about Windows 7: