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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  • I might not have been able to get anywhere near Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the Best Buy launch event, but MVP Bob Stein of managed to get a quick word with Ballmer.

  • Across town at the Union Square New York Circuit City store, things were a lot quieter on Vista's first sale day. Some customers were asking questions about Vista, but no one was queuing up to buy. Even though Vista missed the holiday buying season, Circuit City seemingly decided that it was still appropriate to use the "It's Holiday Time" display for Vista desktops.

  • There was a lot of Vista and Office 2007 on display at Circuit City on the first day that the two products were available to retail customers. But right before lunch, there weren't many folks checking out the freebies and discounts that the store was offering to incent folks to 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!!