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nekrosoft13
11-05-06, 12:07 PM
My sources at the software giant confirmed this weekend that Microsoft is set to finalize Windows Vista as early as Monday and release the product to manufacturing. The final build number is expected to be 6000.16386.061101-2205, I'm told. (Readers may recall that WinInfo broke the news that Microsoft would iterate Vista to build 6000 for the final release way back on August 25.)

In its quest to finalize Windows Vista, Microsoft has faced two hurdles in recent days, one technical and one a bit more unusual. The proposed final build was marred by a few late breaking bugs, which the company expects to squash over the weekend. Meanwhile, a power outage in the Windows build lab Friday night prevented Microsoft from creating a new Vista build that night.

As I've related in my "Road to Gold: The Long Road to Windows Vista" series on the SuperSite for Windows, Microsoft was angered earlier this year when analysts at Gartner were granted unprecedented access to Vista's bug database but published an opinion stating that the company would delay Vista past its January launch. This week, however, Michael Silver, the Research VP at Gartner finally admitted that his firm's repeated predictions about further Vista delays were wrong, delighting those on the Vista team.

"It appears that Microsoft will beat our prediction," Silver wrote in a Gartner blog. "We will congratulate Microsoft as they hit their dates." Prepare to issue that congratulations, Mr. Silver: Microsoft is set to release Windows Vista this very week.

I'll begin publishing a massive, multi-part review of Windows Vista on the SuperSite for Windows as soon as Microsoft OK's its publication. This is expected to happen when the company announces it has finalized development of the product. Stay tuned.



http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowspaulthurrott/Article/ArticleID/94132/windowspaulthurrott_94132.html

Masq
11-05-06, 12:19 PM
I cannot wait! :captnkill:

einstein_314
11-05-06, 01:24 PM
Wow, sweet!

AthlonXP1800
11-05-06, 03:31 PM
Microsoft had released Windows Driver Kit RTM on Connect today, it has the same build and compile date as Windows Vista.

I think Microsoft will release Windows Vista RTM on Connect in about 4 hours now. :D

http://www.winbeta.org/

Microsoft have made the final version of the Windows Driver Kit available on Connect under the Microsoft Windows Driver Kit Beta Program.

File information:
Title: WDK RTM build 6000 16386
Release Date: 11/3/2006
Size: 2,377.45 MB
Description: WDK RTM build 6000.16386
Filename: WDK_6000.16386.061101-2205.iso

Since the Windows Driver Kit and Windows Vista tend to have the same build number and compile date whenever reaching milestones, this could be a further indication that Vista has already reached RTM or is very close to being signed off as RTM with the same build tag.

jAkUp
11-05-06, 10:00 PM
Nice :D

K007
11-05-06, 11:09 PM
holy..go VISTA!! Come on NVIDIA hope they give out some drivers..i saw some ati thread..with drivers for rtm

Bearclaw
11-06-06, 01:33 AM
Man, I can't wait for Vista..to bad it isn't out until January. :thumbdwn:

nekrosoft13
11-06-06, 06:44 AM
holy..go VISTA!! Come on NVIDIA hope they give out some drivers..i saw some ati thread..with drivers for rtm

ati isn't ahead of nvidia with drivers

ati still doesn't have openGL support and no xfire either. both companies are having trouble enabling dual-gpu in vista.:thumbdwn:

einstein_314
11-06-06, 03:29 PM
ati isn't ahead of nvidia with drivers

ati still doesn't have openGL support and no xfire either. both companies are having trouble enabling dual-gpu in vista.:thumbdwn:
I really hope they put out some fully functional drivers really soon. I really want to ditch XP for good and run only Vista. Right now I have to dual boot into XP to play games and such...kinda a pain.

Phyxion
11-07-06, 08:31 AM
Office 2007 went RTM.
I expect a RTM build at 10 or 11 november for Vista :)