"Will Vista be done by 30 January 2007?" His answer: "No."

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michail iakovou yos

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/windows_vista_more_work_in_progress.html

Today, Gartner analyst Michael Silver asked, "Will Vista be done by 30
January 2007?" His answer: "No." The question and answer might seem strange
given that Microsoft released Windows Vista gold code in early November and
launched the software for businesses on the 30th of that month. I called
alarm about six weeks ago that Vista is really a work in progress. In his
blog post, Silver raised similar concerns as Microsoft Watch
readers--application compatibility and missing hardware drivers.

"The reality is that Microsoft could not have shipped Vista in November if
real people were going to be using it en masse for real things right away,"
Silver asserted. "With consumers not getting Windows Vista until 30 January
2007, and most businesses just 'kicking its tires' (if that) over the
holidays, Microsoft and the Windows ecosystem have an 11-week extension
between RTM and actual use." The real situation, despite any Microsoft
prognostications to the contrary, is that Windows Vista released in 2006 in
name only. What's that adage about a tree falling in the forest and there
being no one to hear?

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/windows_vista_more_work_in_progress.html
 
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Michael Jennings

Ready or not, the quick boot and dumb enough to beat chess game, as
well as the more tricked-out interface, are weaning me from XP. When
I set the chess game higher than level 5 it hasn't lost yet - improving my
chess game is a challenge. It's hard to tell when the program is being
stupid from when it's being crafty - you have to really look at the board.
 
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Richard G. Harper

Sadly, Microsoft can do nothing about either missing drivers or application
compatibility. Since hardware manufacturers and software developers have
had Vista for several years, it's hard to see why they're not quite ready.
In fact, with the release of Vista to business customers on 30 November they
should have been ready long before the 30 January release to retail.

The rest of the story is pretty much nonsense.

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mikeyhsd

I do not know of ANY MS OS that is finished.
otherwise we would not need patch Tuesday.
but atleast we have that.



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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/windows_vista_more_work_in_progress.html

Today, Gartner analyst Michael Silver asked, "Will Vista be done by 30
January 2007?" His answer: "No." The question and answer might seem strange
given that Microsoft released Windows Vista gold code in early November and
launched the software for businesses on the 30th of that month. I called
alarm about six weeks ago that Vista is really a work in progress. In his
blog post, Silver raised similar concerns as Microsoft Watch
readers--application compatibility and missing hardware drivers.

"The reality is that Microsoft could not have shipped Vista in November if
real people were going to be using it en masse for real things right away,"
Silver asserted. "With consumers not getting Windows Vista until 30 January
2007, and most businesses just 'kicking its tires' (if that) over the
holidays, Microsoft and the Windows ecosystem have an 11-week extension
between RTM and actual use." The real situation, despite any Microsoft
prognostications to the contrary, is that Windows Vista released in 2006 in
name only. What's that adage about a tree falling in the forest and there
being no one to hear?

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/windows_vista_more_work_in_progress.html
 
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Michael Jennings

RC1's chess is defaulted level 2 - you can turn it down one notch (Options).
And...it has multiple undo - sure loss only when it mates you in one move.
 
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Jeremy

I guess that means that no OS is ever finished, seeing as unix, linix and
the like still get updates, and unix started in the 70's.
 
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Alias

Bobby said:
Computer Science 101: "No complex piece of software is ever finished."

I didn't say any were finished. I wrote: "Some are more finished than
others".

Alias
 
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mikeyhsd

there again, ready to be released is relative.
corporate decision to release it anyway is another matter.
visa release was a corporate decision not ready for release.



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Alias said:
And I'm saying, none are finished.

Not the same thing.

We agree. Let me put it another way, some are readier to be released
than others.

Alias
 
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William

I always loved it when a pawn was involved in creating a checkmate. It is
kind of like it must be the ultimate humiliation that a lowly pawn was a
major player in the checkmate.
 
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MICHAEL

Opinicus said:
There's a chess game in Vista?

Not by default in Business Vista. No games
installed in Business Vista.

You have to go into "Programs and Features" and to the left
you'll see "Turn Windows features on or off". You'll see "Games"
close to the top, check it and press "okay".


-Michael
 
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Michael Jennings

I guess they could get the program to sulk and refuse to play again for a
while after such a loss, which grew out of its pawn storm being pierced
by a column of two doubled up pawns. Emotions arise due to wants and
needs - programming computers to be self-regarding and able to express
wants and needs isn't a comfortable area for coders. A box with an ego?
 
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