The New York Times is running a photo taken by Ramin Talaie of Bloomberg News. The photo shows Kevin B. Rollins of Dell, Sean Maloney of Intel, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, Hisatsugu Nonaka of Toshiba, Hector Ruiz of Advanced Micro Devices and Todd Bradley of Hewlett-Packard at the big kick-off for Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system on Monday in New York:

A picture paints a thousand words:

Larger image via The New York Times here.

MacDailyNews Take: Wow. Enthusiasm is contagious – and so is the lack of it.

See also: No huge crowds for midnight Vista launch – BusinessWeek, January 30, 2007

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