Microsoft giving away 777 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate to residents of Zevenhuizen, Netherlands


Fellow nerds will know that Final Fantasy VII had a special “mode,” I guess, called “All Lucky 7s” that triggered when your HP was at 7777. I bring this up to segue into this story, that Microsoft is giving away 777 copies of Windows 7 to the lucky residents of Zevenhuizen, in Groningen, in The Netherlands. “Zevenhuizen,” of course, translates to “seven houses.”

All you have to do is visit a Web site, enter in your information, and Windows 7 Ultimate (!) is yours. Requirements: be a resident of that city, not be an employee of Microsoft, be 18 years old or older, and wait for the magic to happen. You also need to be a Windows user; if you primarily use a Mac or Linux or whatever you’re not eligible. Sorry.

Not for nothing, but I’d like to take my hat off to whatever Microsoft hired to come up with this fun little stunt.