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Re: Microsoft Office - One-Year Delay!

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Saturday 25 March 2006 13:00 \__

> begin  risky.vbs
> <BtCdnZJ2eZaWBbnZnZ2dneKdnZydnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Linønut <linønut@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> wisdom:
>>> ,----[ Microsoft announces Office 2007 delay ]
>>> | Fresh on the heels of a delay in broad availability of Windows
>>> | Vista, Microsoft confirmed late Thursday that it is also pushing
>>> | the mainstream launch of Office 2007 to next year.
>>> `----
>> I would definitely put more thought into your "Subject" line, Roy.
> Why? It is clear that whatever number MS put on a release has little
> to do with when that release will be made. Until they actually do
> release the alpha code of course. :-)

Alpha should be ready _some time_ before 2008. Considering that the release
of Longhorn was initially promised/estimated at 2003, I would not count on
2007Q1 for Vista and Office. We shall wait and see.

How definitely has Gates spoken about the pre-Christmas release date of
Vista? How disappointed were people (at the time) to reveal that "2006"
actually mean "the very _end_ of 2006"? Let them lie. I keep waiting.

They could make their current testing build public and just call it quits.
Good riddance of a half-baked beast. I hear these are very unstable at the
moment (blogs of Microsoft advocates, whose experiences I read about
regularly). Yesterday's news indicate they Vista is also not secure,
according to Microsoft.

Best wishes,


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