Good news for Windows7 fans? Are there really 800,000 Windows 7 apps?

Also a blog, the link for which is included in the blog entry above:

Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach Keynote: 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show

Steve Ballmer says:
... Bing will become the default search engine, and MSN the default home page, on HP PCs in 42 countries around the world...
I prefer not to buy HP kit anyway but if I were to buy it there would bge nothing preventing me from changing to my preferred search engine [Google] and changing my homepage[s] [GoogleMail and school homepage]