Low Yat Windows 7 Blast

Drumming up the Windows 7 hype

Drumming up the Windows 7 hype

It was pretty fun being at Low Yat and wow the number of prizes that Microsoft and their sponsors gave away were really cool. I was pretty amazed that there exists a community that supports original software and it makes me feel that there’s hope for us yet to start respecting intellectual property more here in Malaysia. I got to Low Yat at around 5.30pm and was just in time to catch the contestants of the Made for 7 coding contest demo their touchscreen applications which was quite an impressive thing to see especially as the contestants were students. For an ex-code monkey like me it was cool to see the stuff that those kids did with on touchscreens. 🙂

Touchscreen demo.

Touchscreen demo.

Windows 7 Wu-shu

Windows 7 Wu-shu

For the actual launch itself there was a decent wu-shu thing for the opening gambit and a whole bunch of other things that happened this evening. I had a pretty good time although the traffic after was horrendous due to road closures because of a Rakan Muda thing that was going on just opposite Plaza Low Yat.

Wow! The 1st Seven to Get Win 7 at RM370!

Wow! The 1st Seven to Get Win 7 at RM370!

The best part about the evening were the great deal that Microsoft had on Windows 7 Home Premium. At 30% you could get a copy for just RM370! I walked around a bit more and noticed that on average Windows 7 Home Premium went for RM435 at other retailers so Microsoft really did a great job thinking of us, the consumer. Great stuff!

Proof that MS gave launch attendees a GREAT DEAL!

Proof that MS gave launch attendees a GREAT DEAL!

Anyways, it’s late. Time for me to get some shut eye after being in heavy traffic from 9.45 all the way till 11.00-ish. It was quite a nightmare getting out of the Bukit Bintang area but I am finally home hence this post. Incidentally  I’ve got “Revenge of the Fallen” playing now as I’m writing this entry. Heh heh! I picked up the 2 disc set Blu-Ray whilst waiting for traffic to clear in Sg Wang Plaza. Shopping is evil!!! Oh well… 😛

G’nite guys!

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