Photos: Vista Launch NYC

Photos: Vista Launch NYC

Summary: Here are a few scenes from the Windows Vista launch in New York on January 29 - 30.


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  • Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took to the launch stage, as did CEO Steve Ballmer, and addressed the New York Vista launch crowd.

  • On January 30, the first day Vista went on sale, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visited the Best Buy store on Fifth Avenue to help launch the product. I couldn't get anywhere near Ballmer, but he's in the midst of the crowd (consisting of more TV crews members and reporters than customers) somewhere.

  • Another shot of the Tuesday January 30 morning vist by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to the Fifth Avenue New York Best Buy.

Topics: Windows, Operating Systems, Software


Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • I see...

    I see you got a few shots in there of The Lusers (pic 2 & 3) too. How pathetic [b]are[/b] these people?
    • Not as pathetic

      Not as pathetic as you my boy. Keep taking your anti-jelaously tablets because they are not working.
  • Suppose

    They launch an OS and nobody really cared,Vista give it a miss!!