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Thread: Microsoft to delay launch of Windows Vista (again)

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    [news=http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/21/news/companies/microsoft.reut/microsoft_windows_vista.03.jpg]Microsoft to delay launch of Windows Vista
    The first overhaul of Windows in five years is due out in the beginning of 2007; system quality, security concerns slow release.
    March 21, 2006: 6:26 PM EST

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it plans to delay the consumer launch of its much-anticipated Windows Vista operating system to January 2007 from its earlier target of the second half of 2006, sending its shares down nearly 3 percent.

    Microsoft plans to launch a product for corporate customers in November and then roll out Windows Vista for consumers after the holiday shopping season, Jim Allchin, co-president of the company's Platforms & Services Division, said on a conference call.

    Vista is the first major overhaul of Windows since Microsoft rolled out Windows XP nearly five years ago.

    Microsoft said Vista is delayed because it wants to improve overall quality, particularly in security, and that PC makers didn't want the operating system introduced in the middle of holiday sales, because a new version would create instability in the market.

    Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft is planning six core offerings of the Vista operating system, targeting how people use computers instead of PC hardware specifications.

    Three will be aimed at consumers, two at business users, and a stripped-down version for emerging markets. Unlike the current Windows XP, there will be no versions designed specifically for advanced 64-bit computing, multimedia computers or Tablet PCs.

    Windows, which is found in about 90 percent of all computer desktops, is one of Microsoft's biggest cash cows.

    Shares of Microsoft (Research) fell 2.6 percent to $27.02 in extended trade. In regular Nasdaq trade, the stock fell 15 cents, or less than 1 percent, to close at $27.74.

    Source: http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/21/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes[/news]

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Ouch, after the holiday season thats gota hurt ! Mabye better safe than sorry I guess .


    I read a story tonite about PC makers being upset about the lost Xmas sales . So Microsofts BS about instability in the market is a laff .



    http://news.com.com/Taking+stock+of+...3-6052372.html
    Last edited by peat moss; 03-22-2006 at 01:59 AM.

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    Nooooo

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    I'm happy personally. Financially it's sucks for my stock.

    Unless I get a new computer, I wouldn't buy it any time soon after it's release anyway.
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    Damn , now what do i save up money for =( lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by black96gtvert
    Nooooo
    I agree, looking forward to this.

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    Cool

    It's going to give me extra time to save up money for my new computer (Dell XPS).

    I want everything on it! No boundaries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by neotheone
    Damn , now what do i save up money for =( lol
    Save up for a new rig instead?
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    64bit right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neotheone
    Damn , now what do i save up money for =( lol
    LOL, I need to save up for some blank media when I find the torrent!

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