Miami's Poor Amongst The First To Get Their Hands on Windows' New OS

Vista) operating system from Microsoft, won't be available to the general public until October 22nd, but some of Miami's most disadvantage are already familiarizing themselves with it. 


Mayor Manny Diaz's Elevate Miami program aims to "better prepare our community to participate and compete in the new digital society and digital economy by assisting our citizens in becoming more comfortable with and adaptable to new technologies," and as part of that goal has installed hundreds of computers through out dozens of city parks for learning purposes for senior citizens and poor.

The program is wasting no time in making sure their tech is up to date, and two of the program's eLabs already have Windows 7 installed, with plans to roll it out in more locations soon. 

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kyle Munzenrieder