Microsoft announced today that Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing. Everyone is thinking the same thing – finally! Here’s what Windows chief Jim Allchin had to say:
“It’s rock solid and we’re ready to ship. This is a good day,” Allchin said in a conference call. He said that Microsoft is releasing Vista in five languages. The French, Spanish and Japanese versions were actually signed off on before the English version, Allchin said.
Now that we have some concrete dates, let’s compare Vista to XP:
- Windows XP was released 62 days after RTM. Windows Vista will be released 83 days after RTM.
- When Vista is released, a total of 1923 days will have passed since the Windows XP release. A total of 4177 days will have passed since the release of Windows 95.
If you’re looking for some related Vista RTM coverage, here are a few good links:
- Microsoft Monitor correctly predicted the RTM date.
- Channel 9 has a video with Jim Allchin announcing the RTM.
- Scoble says this is the first day he’s felt sad about not being at Microsoft.
I’m looking forward to giving Vista a whirl!
Read: CNET News.com