It looks like Vista won’t be under anyone’s Christmas tree this year, from what The Inquirer has learned.  The beta version that will come out this quarter to TechNet members will contain all the features of the planned commercial release, so the extra time before distributing to the public should let them iron out a few more bugs.
“As it stands Vista and Allchin will leave the Redmond Volehill about Christmas. Already that is a bit late, as Microsoft had been talking about October or November. However Allchin is hinting that Vista might not be finished when he goes.

Apparently what will hold back Vista will be “quality issues”. Allchin is not saying that he thinks that any quality issues will come up, but he said he will slip the product if any appear.”

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