CES 2009 CoverageBosco - January 7, 2009
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CES 2009 Keynote Synopsis:
Steve Ballmer announced earlier that a beta version of Windows 7 would be made available to the public on Friday, January 9th. There are a few new features that are exclusive to Windows 7, as well as several other features that are more finely tuned from previous versions of Windows. There is a new function that is going to allow you to also tap into the “Windows 7 DNA” and allow the programmers to modify the code and create better applications for touch sensitive monitors. There is also going to be a Windows Live Suite Wave pack made available for download on Thursday, January 8th. This pack will feature all of the final versions of the Wave 3 applications excluding Movie Maker. Considerable mention was also made of Xbox 360 sales, that hit 28 million worldwide, with 8 million of those sales being in Europe. Microsoft also commented that the 360 was the fastest growing console in Europe during 2008. Microsoft is also pushing to make Internet Explorer 8 an automatic update for the next update.
If you did miss the keynote, do not be sad as you are one of the lucky ones that missed the strangest bands that I have ever heard in my life.