Analysts are now saying that we should not expect to see a release of Windows Vista until Q2 of 2007! Microsoft has already pushed the release date back to January 2007 and another push-back will definitely start to anger some people.
If Microsoft wants to make their January 2007 date then they will need to push hard because they aren’t given much time between their beta versions and the time it gets sent to the manufacturer. One analyst has said:
Microsoft’s track record is clear; it consistently misses target dates for major operating system releases. We don’t expect broad availability of Windows Vista until at least 2Q07, which is nine to 12 months after Beta 2.
Although this is disappointing news I can see it being true. I guess we will have to wait a little longer before we can get a better idea of how long it will be before it is released.
News Source: Digital Inspiration