Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th May 2006 18:58 UTC
Windows At WinHEC, Microsoft CEO said Vista might be pushed back a few weeks, depending on the feedback received on Vista Beta 2. "We think we are on track for shipping early in [2007]," the Microsoft CEO said. "We've talked about the month, but we get a chance to critically assess all of the feedback we'll get from this beta release then confirm or move [the launch date] a few weeks. We put the beta out today... So we should start getting feedback right away." Other than that, Bill Gates said Microsoft will focus its products on 64bit, starting later this year.
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RE: Vista Is
by Gullible Jones on Wed 24th May 2006 22:00 UTC in reply to "Vista Is "
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I have actually heard some good things about changes to Vista's security model, though knowing Microsoft I am still somewhat skeptical. However, I can't say I'm as happy with their desktop. Just look at IE7, the arrangement of the widgets has to be the most bizarre I have ever seen... I've also heard complaints about very poor performance even on decent hardware, though I'm not sure how authentic those are, and it seems to me that, between the upcoming versions of OSX and XOrg, Microsoft may find itself surprisingly and thoroughly defeated in the desktop department.

Not that most users will care, of course; I'm willing to bet that many will just go on using XP or 2000, or 98 as the case may be. Maybe, by the time they do get around to upgrading, the average computer will even be able to handle Vista with reasonable snappiness.

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