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02.27.09

Vista 7 Delayed Already: Not in 2009?

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Office Suites, Vista 7, Windows at 8:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“In the face of strong competition, Evangelism’s focus may shift immediately to the next version of the same technology, however. Indeed, Phase 1 (Evangelism Starts) for version x+1 may start as soon as this Final Release of version X.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

ON several occasions before we had argued that Vista 7 was unlikely to be released in accordance with Microsoft’s unrealistic schedules. Despite being hurried through the door while still in poor shape, the following report from CNN suggests that Vista 7 will be out no earlier than 2010, just like Office 14, which has just been delayed until 2010 at the earliest. “Windows 7 is scheduled to ship in early 2010,” says the article, possibly indicating that Microsoft said something along those lines a few days ago.

This is important enough to be worth a post because it’s a fine demonstration of vapourware tactics, which are an anti-competitive offence. Nathan Myhrvold described it as an attempt to “freeze the market.” GNU/Linux is already here right now and unlike Windows, it’s neither beta nor Vista.

Vista 7 starts now

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4 Comments

  1. aeshna23 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

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    Slightly off topic, but I had another topic about the Windows 7 beta. I use Alphas and Betas of Linux distros (mostly Fedora and Kubuntu) much of the time. I enjoy using cutting edge stuff and solving some of the problems that happen with Betas and Alphas. (I should be a little bit better about reporting bugs!) I had little joy using the Windows 7 beta. It’s not like the user can rationally be expected to fix anything given how much more complicated Windows 7 is than Linux. And it’s not like I’m that I don’t know Windows. Like most people, I have been forced to use it in work situations.
    I know that Betas aren’t for everyone, but for the group of people sometimes referred to as “power users”, Linux betas bring much greater joy.

  2. twitter said,

    March 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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    “Vista #2 starts now” Is that like “The Wow is Now” again? LOL.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

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    Didn’t “wow” lose its caché?

  4. warcraft gold said,

    March 9, 2009 at 7:55 am

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    Now that I’ve tried Linux, I think I’ll go for it since I can play wow.

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