Vista RTM Pushed Back by Allchin--Push it way back and fix it!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Chad Harris, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Chad Harris

    Chad Harris Guest

    It's lookin like the part Turkey part Vista is appropriately gearing up for
    a Thanksgiving week launch in the Big Apple ( I guess Seattle is the little

    Mary Jo Foley's ZDNet Blog:

    Quote from CRN:

    "The long-touted Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 tandem launch is on for the
    last week in November in New York, sources said. This event will focus on
    business usage and scenarios.
    The new client Windows operating system and Office client and server
    applications have been promised for volume business customers by year's end
    and for consumers by early 2007. "

    Quote from Allchin:
    Vista is not on track to be released to manufacturing on October 25,
    according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services

    "We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin told me on
    October 18. "We are in pretty good shape. And there are still months before
    (the January 2007) launch."

    Allchin said Microsoft is looking at Vista across five categories right now
    to determine whether it's RTM-ready.

    The five: Reliability, security, performance, driver coverage and
    application compatibility. While some of these categories — such as driver
    coverage and app compatibility — may not be as robust as many would expect
    in order for Vista to RTM, Microsoft looks at things a bit differently,
    Allchin said.

    "We have to be done with Vista before the ecosystem can finish the rest,"
    Allchin said.

    An April Fools Day Launch April 1, 2007 would be a lot better for customers.

    Chad Harris, Oct 19, 2006
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  2. Complete Non-Sense!
    Kevin John Panzke, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. "We won't RTM (release to manufacturing) in a week," Allchin told me on
    I see this quote, yet I see nothing that this implies that it was "pushed
    back". Show me the project plan that says the intent until now was to RTM
    on the 25th.
    Homer J. Simpson, Oct 20, 2006
  4. P.S. Windows Vista is 100% Ready for RTM on October 25th, 2006.
    Kevin John Panzke, Oct 20, 2006
  5. Chad Harris

    Chad Harris Guest

    In your dreams; and a lot of people, MVPs and Vista book authors have
    disagreed. Kevin where can I buy your Vista book?

    Chad Harris, Oct 20, 2006
  6. Then why are they Closing Everyone's Bug's as By Design, Won't Fix, and Not
    Repro, Just FYI. (The Answer: The Product Code is Locked, and Microsoft
    is Currently Scheduled to Deliver RTM On Time which = October 25th, 2006,
    Microsoft Time Zone, Just FYI)
    Kevin John Panzke, Oct 20, 2006
  7. Indeed, the Windows Vista Product Code is Locked (which is why Microsoft is
    Closing Everyone's Bug Reports as either Not Repro, Won't Fix and/or By

    Windows Vista will indeed RTM on October 25th, 2006, Microsoft Time Zone.
    Kevin John Panzke, Oct 20, 2006
  8. Indeed, the Windows Vista Product Code is Locked (which is why Microsoft
    So is that inside scoop provided straight to you through your MSDN OS level
    Wow, I wasn't aware MS now had its own timezone.

    Oh, I get it. In the "Microsoft Time Zone", only *they* get to define what
    "October 25th 2006" really means.
    Homer J. Simpson, Oct 20, 2006
  9. Kevin;
    Please post the source for this information.
    PT, ZDnet are not reliable sources on this since they and others often just
    want to be first and hope their rumour is correct.
    A real source would be from Microsoft.
    Or are you just guessing as so many others?
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 20, 2006
  10. Chad Harris

    Intel Inside Guest

    "Microsoft Time Zone"
    That is GMT + how many hours?.
    Intel Inside, Oct 21, 2006
  11. Chad Harris

    Jane C Guest

    Pacific Time, which is GMT -8 hours.
    Jane C, Oct 21, 2006
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