The news was flying around the intertubes yesterday, Windows 7 will be generally available on October 22nd this year, just in time for the holidays of course. So if you are thinking of upgrading your computer, it may be in your best interest to wait. Windows 7 so far has proved, via the beta program, it is far superior than Vista in many ways. Details ares till forthcoming on the Windows 7 Option Upgrade program, how much this will finally cost etc etc. Of course, Microsoft is still sticking with its more is better mantra and will be offerring another confusing multiple versions of 7. Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. Thats a lot of versions, the only two consumers should care about would be Home Premium or Professional, the first two will only be sold in emerging markets for the most part. PCMag has a great article dissecting all this information on the different versions.