Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 23:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has delayed the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008. "Windows Server 2008, which we have been saying would Release to Manufacturing by the end of the calendar year, is now slated to RTM in the first quarter of calendar year 2008. Why? Well, as you know, Microsoft's first priority is to deliver a great product to our customers and partners, and while we're very happy with the feedback we're getting and the overall quality of the latest product builds, we would rather spend a little more time to meet the high quality bar that our customers and partners deserve and expect."
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It's about time
by steampoweredlawn on Thu 30th Aug 2007 05:38 UTC
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I've been saying for years that Microsoft needs to take their time on an OS release, and tell people that it's not being released until they're 100% satisfied with the quality. While that might hurt short term profits, it will be beneficial in the long run. I don't think it's any coincidence that I saw an article recently saying that the estimated number of desktop Linux users has doubled in the last year. There have been far too many disastrous initial Windows releases in the past, i.e. Windows 1.x, 2.x, 3.0, NT 3.5, Windows95, WindowsME and recently Vista. It seems Microsoft has realized that they really can't do this with Server 2008, especially if they want to make serious inroads in enterprise *nix adoption.

I'm a Linux user, formerly an OS/2 user, and I've always had a disdain for Windows, but I have to give MS a hand here. They're finally doing the right thing.

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