Microsoft to Open Windows 7 Cafe in Paris

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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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  • cryogenic
    Will there be french fries?
  • HansVonOhain
    This is actually interesting to me, because France is part of EU, and EU and Microsoft didn't always go well together
  • burnley14
    What are the chances they'll have wifi in the cafe? :)
  • jhansonxi
    It would be nice to visit but I'm afraid of catching a virus.
  • XD_dued
    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.
  • xaira
    thats a good way to show off windows 7 to the public, great idea msoft
  • MrMaestro
    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.
  • ZEPd3Z
    "Don't worry, if you bring a mac, you're impervious to viruses."

    at least in your mind...
  • Flameout
    if macs r impervious to viruses, than linux must b immortal
  • dante01010
    what a nerdy thing