Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of its new Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 delivers on a simple premise: make it easier for people to do the things they want on a PC. The new operating system offers a streamlined user interface and significant new features that make everyday tasks easier and allow people to get the most out of computers of all styles and sizes.

“Today is a great day to be a PC,” said Owen Sagness, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer and Online, Microsoft Canada Co. “Thanks to the input of millions of users of Windows all over the world, Windows 7 delivers more of what customers are looking for, faster and easier than ever before.”

Building Windows 7 has been a collaborative process from the beginning, with Microsoft’s engineers and designers working with customers and partners to build an operating system that delivers on the vision of the PC, simplified. Hardware, software and retail partners were engaged early in the process, to ensure that today, the ecosystem is ready to deliver the – Windows 7 operating system to customers everywhere.

“With the amazing choices and options available from many partners, customers will find more PC options in more suggested price points then ever before,” said Sagness. “Windows-based PCs have never been such a great value.”