Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jun 2006 09:59 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian According to a Novell confidential memo dated June 14, Novell is delaying its next release of both the server and desktop versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 "to address final issues with our new package management, registration, and update system and also fix the remaining blocker defects."
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RE[2]: Good
by abraxas on Tue 20th Jun 2006 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Good"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

There is nothing wrong with delaying a product. There is something wrong with promising a product with X features, then delaying said product and stripping out X features, then delaying again, stripping out more features, then delaying again and stripping out even more features. This is especially bad for a company as large as Microsoft and with delays in the years. I can deal with 6 weeks or even 6 months if that's what it takes to get a product up to standards, including all originally announced features. I'm having a hard time convincing myself that Vista is worth the wait after two of the biggest features (in my opinion) are no longer going to be included. Those features being WinFS and Monad. At least it's good for competition as many Linux distributions are now far outpacing Windows with features, like XGL and Beagle.

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