With Microsoft's Windows Vista just weeks away from shipping, more than 1,5-million devices are ready to run the operating system and 2 000 products are Certified for Windows Vista.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates previewed a number of Vista features and announced content partnerships.
He also showed a series of new Vista-powered PCs, from desktops to ultra-portables, that will be available from January 30.
These include offerings from HP, Toshiba, Sony and Medion.
"Windows Vista is the catalyst for a variety of new hardware devices being made available to consumers," says Gates. "The result will be an incredible set of new connected experiences that link our interests, our communities and our desires in ways that extend across home, work and play."
Gaming is a big focus for Windows Vista, with both standalone and connected games available.
"Windows Vista marks the biggest investment from Microsoft around Windows games since Windows 95, making games easier, safer and more fun to play on the PC," says Gates. "For consumers, we believe gaming is one of the top reasons to upgrade to Windows Vista."