Vista looking like it’s gonna ship within days

I was just preparing my link blog and noticed lots of Windows Vista launch date news.

Normal people like me and you won’t be able to get it until end of January but looks like the final bits are going to be done within days. Engadget says the launch date is January 30th (looks like CES is gonna be a real big one for Microsoft this year, are you going?) I wonder what the Superbowl ad will be for Vista?

I had dinner with an exec on the Windows Vista team last week and he said their bug list was getting pretty short. Bugs being defined as stuff that would hold up launch.

I liked this demo over on Long Zheng’s blog about one of the small things that’ll make a difference for users.

It’s been a long road. Hopefully the beta testers don’t find a showstopper.

Comments

  1. Read an interesting article today… A poll was made over at seopher.com (http://tinyurl.com/yytemd) asking whether Windows XP users would switch to Vista or not… Although “XP users” were defined as tech-savvy, only 21% admitted they would consider switching to Vista. The rest would either swith to Linux, Mac or simply stay with XP. That’s not really surprising looking at that post you made the other day with regards to Vista licencing issues…

  2. Read an interesting article today… A poll was made over at seopher.com (http://tinyurl.com/yytemd) asking whether Windows XP users would switch to Vista or not… Although “XP users” were defined as tech-savvy, only 21% admitted they would consider switching to Vista. The rest would either swith to Linux, Mac or simply stay with XP. That’s not really surprising looking at that post you made the other day with regards to Vista licencing issues…

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