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Sorry Gartner, Windows Vista launch is on track

While most of us were expecting Windows Vista in January 2007, Gartner threw a dampener early this month by saying that Windows Vista is unlikely to ship before 2Q07.

But Microsoft is out to prove Gartner wrong this time. Today, Microsoft released the second beta of Windows Vista at WinHEC 2006. At the same time, Jim Allchin, who is responsible for Windows Vista, said that Microsoft is confident it will meet its targeted release date.

It's a important development for PC Vendors and software developers whose livelihoods depend on Vista's success. Also, now that Vista looks on schedule, it has more-or-less proved the Vista Code Rewrite story false. Scoble was correct here.

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