Gamer Mania 2

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Let me hear it for Microsoft's latest joke: VISTA!

Microsoft's troubled transition from XP to Vista has become something of a comedy of errors, with leaks, confusing hardware requirements, disappearing features, and habitual delays having plagued the next-gen OS since it was just a wee Longhorn. And now it seems that once again our hopes of running Vista before the end of the year have been dashed, with Microsoft issuing a press release late Tuesday revealing that although a business rollout will begin in November, consumers will have to wait until January 2007 to upgrade. While we're certainly frustrated that we won't be able to get our Vista-on for the holidays, we're gonna try to put a positive spin on the situation and appreciate the fact that we now have a little longer to decide which of the eight six flavors of the new operating system we'll be dual-booting on our Macs.

You have to wonder if this seriously is a big joke. Guess what it's time for? Betting on which will be delayed longer: Vista or Twilight Princess! I'm putting 20 rupals and a 360 hard drive on Vista. So, yeah, January 2007. Wow. That's a long time. I was beginning to wonder if they were going to try and release months it before Apple's next OS and drop about 100 features. Oh wait. They already pulled one of those. I think it was called the 360. Anyways. I don't really care when they release this. Do you? You better not or I'll slap you with a cheese wedge.

2 Comments:

  • it's only a two month delay

    By Blogger asdf, at 3:58 PM  

  • Yeah, but it pushed it over the holiday season, which would drop sales some. I know it sounds odd for people to get Vista for a gift, but I bet a lot of people would have.

    By Blogger Ton, at 10:43 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home





Get Firefox!
Firefox Flicks!
Locations of visitors to this page