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Microsoft: Vista unfinished in October

updated 10:35 am EDT, Thu October 19, 2006

Vista Not Ready in October

Windows Vista won't be ready for the widely predicted late-October timeframe, according to ZDNet. Microsoft's well-known co-president of platforms and services, Jim Allchin, revealed the news to journalist Mary Jo Foley later on Wednesday. "We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin said. The executive elaborated that driver support and program compatibility are not yet at RTM quality, although the third-party companies responsible are providing schedules that have Allchin "feeling good about targets," according to Foley. The writer currently estimates an early November completion date for the new OS, although Allchin declined to confirm any details. The second release candidate of the OS, made available to testes only in early October, has prompted worries that holding firm to the previously planned schedule would result in a substandard shipping version.



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  1. jamiec

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    ballsy move...

    "The second release candidate of the OS, made available to _testes_ only in early October..."

    ...So how soon will Microsoft be able to squirt it to the consumer?

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