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Microsoft to Open Windows 7 Cafe in Paris

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

Have some Windows 7 with your espresso.

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While Microsoft is gearing up to open retail stores in the U.S., the company's take on a European presence seems to be a little different.

According to various sources on the web, Microsoft will be opening up a temporary Windows Café just in time for the launch of Windows 7 on October 22. The café will be located in Paris at 47 Boulevard Sebastopol, and will only be open for a couple of weeks following the launch of the new operating system.

In the location, Microsoft products will be on display and for demonstration, but apparently they will not be offered for sale. Unlike the retail stores, the Windows Café will not be a place for shoppers to buy Microsoft products, as the shop will only sell food and drinks.

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    XD_dued , September 25, 2009 12:12 AM
    jhansonxiIt would be nice to visit but I'm afraid of catching a virus.


    Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses.
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    cryogenic , September 24, 2009 11:01 PM
    Will there be french fries?
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    HansVonOhain , September 24, 2009 11:05 PM
    This is actually interesting to me, because France is part of EU, and EU and Microsoft didn't always go well together
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    burnley14 , September 24, 2009 11:18 PM
    What are the chances they'll have wifi in the cafe? :) 
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    jhansonxi , September 24, 2009 11:38 PM
    It would be nice to visit but I'm afraid of catching a virus.
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    XD_dued , September 25, 2009 12:12 AM
    jhansonxiIt would be nice to visit but I'm afraid of catching a virus.


    Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses.
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    xaira , September 25, 2009 1:26 AM
    thats a good way to show off windows 7 to the public, great idea msoft
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    MrMaestro , September 25, 2009 1:51 AM
    That's pretty cool actually, if they opened up a cafe near me I'd go. It doesn't look very inviting though, they need to uncover the windows and let in more natural light.
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    ZEPd3Z , September 25, 2009 3:04 AM
    "Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses."

    at least in your mind...
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    Flameout , September 25, 2009 3:40 AM
    if macs r impervious to viruses, than linux must b immortal
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    dante01010 , September 25, 2009 6:16 AM
    what a nerdy thing
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    r3t4rd , September 25, 2009 8:10 AM
    As long as hot Engineer gals come and show/demonstrate thier engineered features...I'll be there.
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    sunflier , September 25, 2009 12:12 PM
    jhansonxi :
    Quote:
    It would be nice to visit but I'm afraid of catching a virus.


    Quote:
    Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses.


    WTF!? Stop believing what you hear in commercials. Look, I'm not against MACs but I am against spreading false comments like yours.
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    r3t4rd , September 25, 2009 12:34 PM
    sunflierjhansonxi :WTF!? Stop believing what you hear in commercials. Look, I'm not against MACs but I am against spreading false comments like yours.


    I think they were being sarcastic....
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    r0x0r , September 25, 2009 12:34 PM
    sunflierjhansonxi : WTF!? Stop believing what you hear in commercials. Look, I'm not against MACs but I am against spreading false comments like yours.


    Perhaps XD_dued was being sarcastic...
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    r0x0r , September 25, 2009 12:36 PM
    damn you r3t4rd... :) 
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    zak_mckraken , September 25, 2009 1:14 PM
    burnley14What are the chances they'll have wifi in the cafe?


    The front sign says : "Windows Café will open it's doors on October 22. In the meanwhile, don't hesitate to surf on the pavement." Unless they're offering you to leech some other hotspot, I guess they will provide wifi! ;) 
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    aracheb , September 25, 2009 2:04 PM
    will they sell apple pie???

    :p 
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    bad_code , September 25, 2009 2:50 PM
    snails and windows? Yummy!
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    r0x0r , September 25, 2009 2:53 PM
    arachebwill they sell apple pie???


    Yes, but you'll have to hack your plate and fork for it to be edible. Even then, you should expect some sluggishness when running nom.exe due to the plate and fork emulation required to eat apple-based foods with uncertified cutlery.
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    bad_code , September 25, 2009 2:53 PM
    zepd3z"Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses."at least in your mind...

    No they are not. They are just owned and operated by idiots. Computer geeks couldn't careless about paying an apple tax just to waste their time to make a virus for 1% of the computer market.
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