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November 13, 2006

Microsoft sends Vista to manufacturers

Late last week, Microsoft "released to manufacturing" the Vista Operating System. The software had been created to replace the popular Windows XP and according to Microsoft, Vista is the biggest project ever for Microsoft. They expect Vista to eventually be ran on 9 out of 10 computers.

Microsoft has released numerous updates and versions of the software to help computer manufacturers prepare for the release and to ensure that the software is compatible with the computers. Microsoft is also worried about the marketing blitz they will have to put on and the hope that Vista will be as successful and XP was when it was released five years ago.

The Vista OS still has the anti-virus software that was at the center of much of the debate that was occurring between Microsoft and its rivals Symantec and MacAfee. Those two companies have complained that Microsoft is conducting anti-trust practices by including anti-virus software on Vista

In my opinion, Windows XP is fine and has always worked for me, Vista seems like just another thing introduced by Microsoft that all computer users will eventually have to pay an exorbitant amount of money for to make their computers compatible with the millions of other people who have purchased the OS.

This blog was created using information from and article on the Seattle Times website, it can be found at http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=vista09&date=20061109&query=Vista

Posted by grturner at November 13, 2006 11:55 AM

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