Microsoft said that they are focused to put Windows 7 out for every one in all languages and OEMs will start shipping PCs with Windows 7 from October 22nd.
Whereas for retailers Windows 7 will also be available from October 22nd with initial support of 14 languages as English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong). After 1 week from October 31st, Windows 7 will be available in remaining 21 languages which are: Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Thai, Croatian, Serbian Latin, and Latvian.
Furthermore Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program, will be available for global users from 26th June, Friday to 31st January, 2010. So, the users who buys a PC from a participating OEM or retailer with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate could upgrade their system to the corresponding Windows 7 at little or no cost.
Windows 7 Price Structures
Home Premium – $49.99
Professional – $99.99
Upgrade Package Retail Product:
Home Premium – $ 119.99
Professional – $ 199.99
Ultimate – $ 219.99
Full Package Retail Product:
Home Premium – $ 199.99
Professional – $ 299.99
Ultimate – $ 319.99
Microsoft also announced a special time limited offer for customers in select markets to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount. You can take advantage of this special offer online via select retail partners such as Best Buy, Amazon, or the online Microsoft Store (in participating markets).