Windows 7 launch streamed live, new ads debut

It's finally launch day for Windows 7, and Microsoft did it right, giving us a live streaming webcast of the event. There weren't any surprises, with CEO Ballmer cheerleading the new OS and PC manufacturers showing off their Windows 7-running wares. The highlight: There was a PC running Windows 7 that booted in about 15 seconds. Nice.

While we search for a recorded stream of the launch, take a gander at Microsoft's new commercials for the freshly-debuted OS, emphasizing the way Microsoft listened to whining users and finally gave them what they really wanted: