|According to the
Windows Vista Blog, Jim Allchin
says "It's time!" and Nick White, Windows Vista Client PMG goes
on to discuss what it means and that there's more to come.
"Great news! Today we’re
announcing the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista.
Yes, you read it right --
development of Windows Vista is complete.
Watch this video and
hear it from Jim Allchin himself.
Ultimately, we never could have
achieved this milestone without you, the enthusiast community,
who have played a key role in making this the highest-quality,
most secure, most reliable and most usable version of Windows
the world has ever seen. You gave us unprecedented support in
testing and providing your feedback while we designed, developed
and refined Windows Vista -- so much so that it has in many ways
become a reflection of your involvement.
Consequently, you should feel the
same sense of accomplishment that we feel today.
And just what is this so-called
RTM? It’s the major milestone where we can confidently say that
Microsoft is done with Windows Vista and will be handing it off
to our industry partners: PC makers, ISVs and IHVs. They in
turn will continue to ramp-up in earnest now that the target is
locked -- for example, by refining hardware drivers -- in order
to complete the cycle and make Windows Vista available via
retail channels on 30 January 2007. On that date Windows Vista
and the 2007 Microsoft Office system will be available to
customers around the world.
But before we get there, we’ve
got some really, REALLY great things to come, much of which will
be disclosed or discussed on this blog -- so keep your eyes
We here at The Tablet PC and
Write PC are very anxious to see what's still coming. The
inclusion of Tablet PC bits is going to bring Tablets to the
forefront. I'd expect sales to increase and that more and
more people will come to enjoy the Tablet experience.
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