London 2012 Olympics: 17000 athletes, 11000 computers

Acer: 'It won't run on Vista like we said it would'

Show must go on

"The government built the theatre, now we have to put on the show," said the LOCOG representative.

The basketball courts, London Olympics, credit The Register

The basketball courts on the right, athlete's accommodation on the left.

Tower by Anish Kapoor and the Main Stadium under construction, credit The Regist

The tower, by Anish Kapoor, and the main stadium.

Olympic site in construction, credit The Register

The stadium.

Olympic site in construction, credit The Register

Anish Kapoor's Tower.

Velodrome, credit the Register

The Velodrome.

The Velodrome, credit The Register

The Velodrome from a distance.

Zaha Hadid Olympic venue, credit The Register

Zaha Hadid's Olympic swimming pool, claimed to be spectacular inside.

Zaha Hadid Olympic venue, credit The Register

The 50m Hadid swimming pool from the side... "One of the most complicated engineering feats ever undertaken." At least according to our tour guide...

Zaha Hadid Olympic venue, credit The Register

The Hadid pool from the side.

Tower by Anish Kapoor and the Main Stadium under construction, credit The Regist

The viewing observatory at the top of Kapoor's tower.

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Updated to Add

Acer, asked just what kit they would be supplying for the Olympics, originally supplied us with a spec sheet (pdf) stating that the desktop machines would be running Vista, XP, or Linpus Linux (so, mostly Vista). Since we published this article they have been in touch to say that this was a mistake on their part.

Acer would like to assure the world that the London Olympics will not be running on Vista but mostly on Windows 7.

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