Feeds

All Black gets first XP PC

Up'n'down under

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

The PC Company, a New Zealand computer assembler and retailer, shipped the world's first XP-loaded PC this morning.

The official date XP can ship on PCs is today, Monday 24 September, and as New Zealand's capital Wellington is 16 hours ahead of New York, and 11 hours in front of London, the PC Company probably did ship the first XP box. Unless someone in Anadyr in Russia got up very early to sell an XP PC. Anadyr is one hour ahead of Wellington.

The PC Company MD Colin Brown said: @We opened our store at 1 minute passed midnight (Monday morning) so shipped the first XP system. It was a great night. Got home at 4:00am."

The first buyer in the world was All Black rugby player Doug Howlett. He already owns a notebook from The PC Company and purchased a PC for his parents.

Related Link

The PC Company

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.