Vista Release Date?

Here’s an interesting snippet from Winbeta.org:

A Microsoft executive has leaked a general release date for Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007.

Speaking to IT professionals, parliamentarians and senior law-enforcement officers at the Parliament and Internet conference in London on Thursday, Microsoft revealed its release plans.

“We will officially launch Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on 5 December,” said David Hipwell, a Windows client sales professional at Microsoft. The business version of Vista – Vista Business – is expected to ship November 2006.

Update: ZDNet has removed the release date story without any explanation

Seems like someone let the cat out of the bag, oops!

Another interesting feature of Windows Vista is its ability to report back to Microsoft the issues you have encountered on Windows Vista and send resolutions back to the user. Below is one I got for Ahead Nero 6.6:

The only problem was I was running the latest version of 6.6.1.4, so not sure this hint would really help me.

How secure is Internet Explorer 7? Take a look at this guy that loaded every conceivable spyware toolbar into Internet Explorer. After you stop laughing, take a look at his cleanup effort.

Microsoft also recently revealed changes about what you can do and not do with Windows Vista. Appearly, you can only run certain versions of Vista in a VM environment. Unlike XP, you are only allowed one transfer of a license for Windows Vista to another PC. Does that mean if I replace a motherboard twice I have to buy a new copy of Windows Vista? At this point, it seems so and many people are very angry about this!

– Soli Deo Gloria

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