The more things Vista, the more they Longhorn the same

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So the name changed but not the products cronic delays: Vista Launch Delayed I'm happy to see this and I'm sure everyone who has alpha/beta tested Vista so far will agree it needed a lot more time to be the next Microsoft platform. Not sure about it n eeding only "a few more weeks" though, they must have 5x as many Indians/Chinese working on it as I imagine. The product looks amazing but the performance piece is simply not there and there are simply too many issues with it that I have personally been bugging and I have not even made it to the server-side yet. Wonder what this does for the server lineup? Not sure yet but almost certainly a delay there as well. The server piece for its part looks a whole lot more stable than the Workstation component and it pretty much must. So strap on and wait about another year for the official Vista launch. Update: Oddly, even though they are citing the need for more time to tweak security, business editions will available to volume licensing customers before the close of the year… Lots of emails asking me about the cause for the delays. Honestly, I do not know the reason. I can speculate however from being on the beta team. The amount of feedback and scenario voting on the February CTP is simply insane. I think Microsoft is stepping back.. looking at the scenario and bug report and opting to really deliver a rock solid release from the ground up. Thats my guess, others would be integration of the new file system perhaps? 🙂 Ah, wishful thinking 😉

6 Responses to The more things Vista, the more they Longhorn the same

  1. Anonymous says:

    There goes the OEM market, they have been hanging on by a thread hoping for this and now it is delayed yet another quarter.

  2. Jonah Ellis says:

    You racist! What about all the Russians writing this thing? Taiwan?

  3. Mark Stanz says:

    Any details on what happened? Everything seemed so smooth for months as they kept on rolling out two betas and CTP and development code. The process so far has been great, why the delay?

  4. Vlad says:

    Slight update from Slashdot:
    Oddly, even though they are citing the need for more time to tweak security, business editions will available to volume licensing customers before the close of the year..

    To be honest, we could use more time to prep our code for Longhorn and Vista too. I really do not know the reason for the delay, all I can do is speculate.

    -Vlad

  5. SteveB says:

    I wonder if they follow through and include MSH and the nextgen file system too. I doubt it though.

  6. Anonymous says:

    jonah — heh, really, all the names of PM’s of the recent 200 Vista webcasts have been foreign. Hard not to notice I don’t think thats racist.

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