Ah, how odd! Theres probably some dark strategic reason for that but for the life of me I can't think what. Discrimination that is!
EDIT: Just found this on a Windows 7 site regarding MSE. Looks like most of Europe gets it except you...officially!
Q: When will its RTM and be available for me?
A: MSE RTM is scheduled for H2 2009 in 10 languages and in the following 20 markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Canon EOS 50D/EF-S 18-55mm IS/EF-S 55250mm IS/EF 50mm F1.8 II /Lowepro AW Slingshot 200/ Digital Ixus 860 IS
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