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Microsoft finally sets Vista release for Jan. 30!!!
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Nov 8, 2006, 08:15 PM
 
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) said Wednesday it has completed work on its long-delayed Windows Vista operating system and plans to release it to consumers Jan. 30.

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Nov 8, 2006, 08:16 PM
 
I saw that earlier. Long time in coming, and I wonder if they'll have any sort of celebration to try to gain some excitement, ala rolling stones for windows 95
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Nov 8, 2006, 08:42 PM
 
Five years late?

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Nov 8, 2006, 08:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Five years late?
I think.
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Nov 8, 2006, 08:53 PM
 
In other news, Microsoft announced today that its new operating system, Windows Vista, will be delayed from its previously announced Jan. 30 release date.
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Nov 8, 2006, 08:53 PM
 
Will it be called Vista 2006?
     
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Nov 8, 2006, 09:12 PM
 
I think they're now avoiding naming after dates so that if they can't get it out they don't look bad. But think if they'd called XP windows 2001... they'd be looking pretty bad right now.
     
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Nov 8, 2006, 10:07 PM
 
With thanks to Illiad:
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Oh yes, "yay."

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Nov 8, 2006, 10:19 PM
 
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Nov 8, 2006, 10:46 PM
 
I am excited for all the new viruses we will get to read about.
It is just so unlikely that everything will go according to plan for them.
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Nov 9, 2006, 12:15 AM
 
II've ggot tthe bbeta... aand iit's jjust ggreat!
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 02:21 AM
 
to make te earlier release date possible they didn't include the features they promised. it will just be XP in a new coat. to be honest I don't give a rat's ass about this OS so I have no idea what features that would have been.

I really wonder how big their department of softwaredevelopment is. seems like a few guys with lots of money to spend on other company's technologies because implementing updates takes such an awful long time.
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Nov 9, 2006, 03:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by PB2K View Post
to make te earlier release date possible they didn't include the features they promised. it will just be XP in a new coat. to be honest I don't give a rat's ass about this OS so I have no idea what features that would have been.

I really wonder how big their department of softwaredevelopment is. seems like a few guys with lots of money to spend on other company's technologies because implementing updates takes such an awful long time.
It is actually a total code re-write, not just XP in a new hat.

They have hundreds of developers working on it full time.
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 03:13 AM
 
Sooo Microsoft Windows Panther drops when?
     
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Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
It is actually a total code re-write, not just XP in a new hat.

They have hundreds of developers working on it full time.
A total rewrite? I find that fairly hard to believe.
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Nov 9, 2006, 04:18 AM
 
Out in Jan, so there'll be about 6 months before anyone bothers to upgrade.
Hurrah!
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 04:53 AM
 
I'll be upgrading. I used the Beta a few times and it's very slick. I'm almost shocked to admit that I'm shocked that Microsoft actually came out with a good OS.
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 05:03 AM
 
I'd be more shocked if it took so long and it wasn't a good OS.
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Originally Posted by Peter View Post
I'd be more shocked if it took so long and it wasn't a good OS.
Why? Then it would be just like every other release of Windows.
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Nov 9, 2006, 05:33 AM
 
microsoft promises too much
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Originally Posted by torsoboy View Post
It is actually a total code re-write, not just XP in a new hat.

They have hundreds of developers working on it full time.
Its not a total code re-write but it was a major reworking.

I think part of the cause of it being so late was that they kept changing directions based on current market conditions. Look at security, I don't believe the enhanced security that vista provides was first on the drawing boards 5 years ago. Another reason was the over promising on features. Take WINFS as a prime example, while on paper its a great idea but it seems there were serious performance and technical issues associated with implementing it.
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Nov 9, 2006, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
...plans to release it to consumers Jan. 30.
Oh boy, that's the best birthday present EVAR!

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Nov 10, 2006, 10:59 PM
 
maybe somebody should celebrate by buying you the most blatantly offensive present ever.

a tee shirt!
     
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Originally Posted by paul w View Post
maybe somebody should celebrate by buying you the most blatantly offensive present ever.

a tee shirt!
Is it legal?
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Nov 10, 2006, 11:38 PM
 
I can't wait :





NOT

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Nov 10, 2006, 11:56 PM
 
I can't NOT WAIT!
I can't wait pause not.

Vista make my anus is hang like mouth of tired dog.
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 12:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by awaspaas View Post
I can't NOT WAIT!
I can't wait pause not.


I thought about that, too, but wasn't sure if anyone was gonna get it.

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Nov 11, 2006, 06:28 PM
 
I wonder if this has any bearing on a rumor that Apple is planning on releasing Leopard earlier than anticipated (sorry I'm referring to a MacRumor rumor, nothing solid).
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 07:40 PM
 
People will upgrade to the basic and hate it. People will have to pay a lot for any 'good' version of Vista, that or download it....

Note to self... when I buy a Macbook Pro.... start downloading... ummm... TV shows...
     
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Nov 11, 2006, 07:54 PM
 
Vista will be just as successful as XP...
     
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Nov 12, 2006, 12:47 AM
 
Surprised no one has posted this yet.Interesting comments from Jim Allchin

Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
DailyTech - Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
Apple an innovator in a world of Immitators.
And thats the bottom line!!!!!!!!!
     
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Originally Posted by Rob van dam View Post
Surprised no one has posted this yet.Interesting comments from Jim Allchin

Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
DailyTech - Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
Whoa.
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Originally Posted by Rob van dam View Post
Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
DailyTech - Windows Vista: Antivirus Optional
What a load of BS. Do they get paid for stuff like that ?

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Nov 12, 2006, 03:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
I am excited for all the new viruses we will get to read about.
It is just so unlikely that everything will go according to plan for them.
I thought I read that Virusus weren't suppose to be as much of a problem with Vista.

I don't care either way, since I won't be using it.
     
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Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Vista will be just as successful as XP...
Was XP considered to be a success?
     
   
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