Microsoft Windows 7 Arabic version due in November

19 October 2009

Microsoft has confirmed that the Arabic version of Windows 7 will hit the streets two weeks after the operating system's general release. The operating system was rolled out to enterprise customers in August and will go on general sale later this week, on 22 October. Microsoft hopes Windows 7 is more popular than its predecessor, which the company admits suffered a 'perception challenge'. Microsoft says it has worked to ensure that there are no compatibility issues with the operating system and said that it will save companies between $111 and $190 per seat, due to its faster deployment, better power management controls and simpler management. Early adopters in the Middle East include the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Jordan, which has rolled it out to 500 PCs.

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