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Re: [News] Vista May See a FURTHER 3-Month Delay

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 03 May 2006 17:38 \__

> On 2006-05-03, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 03 May 2006 07:03 \__
>>> On 2006-05-02, Linonut <linonut@xxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
>>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>>>> wisdom:
>>>>> News just in:
>>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060502/tc_nm/microsoft_vista_dc
>>>>> Microsoft may delay Windows Vista again -- Gartner
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> | SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp.'s long- awaited release of the
>>>>> | upgrade to its flagship Windows operating system will likely be
>>>>> | delayed again by at least three months, research group Gartner Inc.
>>>>> | said on Tuesday.
>>>>> `----
>>>> I knew a coder for whom the completion of "the code" was always just two
>>>> weeks away.
>>>> Only makes sense it would scale up to a three-month interval for a large
>>>> corporate project.
>>> Aw shucks. An extra 3 months of angry trolls taking it out on linux
>>> users for delays, followed by the customary 2 week lull, after which
>>> they come back as angrier trolls because they start discovering the
>>> warts with Vista aren't even smooth enough to qualify as a French
>>> tickler. And it ain't greased either.
>> I never thought of the delays as a factor that will *ncessarily* earn
>> valuable time. See, for example:
>> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/4133/53/
>> Windows Vista delay no effect says Linux expert
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| News that the release of Microsoft's new operating system Windows Vista
>>| is likely to be pushed back will have no significant effect on the
>>| Windows market, according to a leading open source software expert.
>>| Con Zymaris, the CEO of consulting firm Cybersource and a specialist
>>| who has worked with Australian governments to develop open source
>>| strategies, believes that Microsoft may be able to make its self
>>| imposed deadline of Q107 for the Vista release. However, even if it
>>| misses by a few months, the Windows market will be unaffected, he says.
>> `----
>> The point worthy of making is that each such delay is an implication -- an
>> implication that something rotten is going on at Redmond. It is also an
>> implication that Vista is in a terrible shape and, even a year ahead of
>> its release, it is half-baked. The 60% Vista re-write which _Microsoft
>> suggested_, as well as the exchange of project managers (for Windows), do
>> not make anything seems sweeter.
> That was what I was saying in my crude sorta way.
> There are going to be some very unhappy people when Vista comes out.

Can I please strip off 2 words and rephrase? *grin*

        "There are going to be *some* people when Vista comes out."

> All of the folks who have been holding their breath (and have been blue
> for some time, and getting bluer) are going to be elated for a couple
> of days. Hope they enjoy it. Afterward it's going to be one of the
> biggest disappointments they've ever had.

I'm not too sure. It's similar to XP. In fact, in essence, it is Service Pack
III which Microsoft promised they would release in 2007 (honest!). Sure, in
time's perspective, they might feel disappointed. After all, (2007-2001=) 6
years have brought no advancement. In fact, Longhorn was scrapped in late
2005 and Microsoft announced feature freeze around February this year
(roughly 6 months later). Vista will be the product of 6 months in
development and just over a year in public testing. The fact that it was
derived from Server 2003 makes little impact. Despite the  "2003", it is a
close relative of XP (late 2001).

> Not to worry, though. Fester will light some more bulbs in his mouth to
> make them smile again.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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