Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Sep 2006 21:20 UTC
Windows Ars takes a quick look at Vista RC1, and concludes: "Using it as my daily workhorse for two weeks has taught me a lot of things, the first of which is that Vista is doing better than many of its critics are claiming. A day after RC1 was available to select partners, the wires lit up with story after story about how 'Vista isn't ready'. No, it's not ready. It's a release candidate, at best, a late-stage beta at worst. Having actually used the OS for a while, I'm not so sure that the sky is falling claims have much merit."
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RE[6]: Vista RC1 is still better
by aent on Thu 21st Sep 2006 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Vista RC1 is still better"
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I'd agree that both are ready at this point in time, however one is labeled ALPHA while the other one is labeled to be a candidate for RELEASE. Ubuntu is scheduled to go into beta with the appropiate freezes in one week, where then there will be a heavy focus on getting it ready for release by the time the RC is released. At that time, critical remaining bugs will be fixed, not a lot of release work that was known about for a long time. Edgy did have a shorter then usual release cycle (4 months)...

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