Update: The very next day I received my disc via an overnight courier:
The shipping date shows it being shipped 2 days after I received it. Obviously a broken system. I have it installed now, I’ll probably post about it here and there over at my twitter stream, watch for more there.
Where the hell is Windows 7 disk? It’s been a few days and the damn screen hasn’t even lit up with; we’re sorry that we can’t achieve something we’ve had months to plan for and a supply chain so long you can’t see the end of it from mars. I’d imagine that if I was a computer company that was selling the fact that we were going to upgrade everyone who bought a new PC in X amount of time would have an upgrade disk ordered and packaged for each one, even if it wasn’t requested. I guess that Dell didn’t do that. They instead used the Just in Time method. In case people didn’t want to upgrade, because they were deliriously happy with VIST-…oh hell, what does UAC want now? A.
From all reports, Windows 7 is a big step up and I am really looking forward to putting it to the test here. I just wish Dell would ship it out or at least acknowledge that I have it ordered.