El Reg has made a few phonecalls to the big Microsoft OEMs, and confirmed that Microsoft will ship Vista to OEMs before Christmas 2006. It seems like only the retail version of Vista wil be delayed until January
2006 2007. When Microsoft delayed Vista about a week ago, it excluded the corporate version from that delay, saying that version will ship in November. It seems as if the OEM version will be available at that time as well.