Friday, May 26, 2006

Another Delay for Windows Vista Means An Opportunity for Consumers to Look Elsewhere

Microsoft will be phasing in the introduction of Windows Vista, first to corporate customers, then to consumers. The former group will be able to see a production version by the end of 2006, but the latter was scheduled to get a hold of WV in January, 2007. Now that date is in jeopardy, as discussed in this link.

With nearly seven months to go before Christmas, shoppers may want to consider what will they put under their Christmas tree if a computer is on their minds. Now may be the opportunity to kick the tires with Linux--perhaps by installing it on an old machine--and see how it drives. It would not be a surprise if some crusading consumers jump ship and declare alliance to Tux the penguin...


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