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Gartner (and Barney) Wrong About Vista, Redmond Right

I love to laugh at people who are wrong, even when it's me. In this case, I was wrong by agreeing with Gartner, which was horribly wrong. The wildly famous research company predicted that Vista would be late and not ship until spring 2007 or so.

After seeing so many delays, I figured this was as easy as guessing that Britney would ditch K-Fed the very week his CD and tour bombed. Gartner was wrong. Vista is done, or in Redmond parlance, has been "released to manufacturing." Instead of just being finished, it's RTM. Can we make the simple any more complicated?

If you are a major corporate customer, the real deal will be downloadable any day now!

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/09/2006 at 1:15 PM


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