CNET News Daily Podcast: Windows 7 to ship this year

Microsoft confirms that it plans to release the OS in time to get it on PCs and retail shelves for the holidays.

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Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.
Rafe Needleman

Microsoft confirmed Monday that Windows 7 will ship this year, in time for the holiday shopping season. Previously the company would not commit to a 2009 ship date, but positive feedback from the preview program has helped move the operating system along. We talk with CNET News reporter Ina Fried about this development and other Microsoft news, including the release of a preview version of Office 2010.

Also: Dish network gains revenue but loses subscribers, the European Commission will fine Intel for violating antitrust laws, and why the police can track your car by GPS without a subpoena.

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