[News] [Rival] Another Microsoft Delay and Another Apple Betrayal from Microsoft

Microsoft Delays Office for Mac Release

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| The software maker previously said the new suite, which is to include
| Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Entourage e-mail program, 
| would go on sale sometime in the second half of 2007.


Vapourware. Freezing the market and mistreating customers... errr... users...
_the OEMs_ are the customers.


Microsoft: No Rush to Vista SP1

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| Those enterprises holding off Windows Vista deployments for Service Pack 1 
| maybe shouldn't wait on Microsoft.The question: Should they deploy Vista or 
| XP?  
| Until today, the silence around SP1 was downright frightening. Other than 
| responding to a Google legal complaint, Microsoft has been mum about SP1's 
| delivery. Microsoft still is not saying when, but it is now saying the update 
| isn't that important.   


It is Silly to Wait for Windows 7

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| Do you really want to wait for Windows 7 instead of upgrading to Windows 
| Vista? What if there were more problems in Windows 7? What if the date slips 
| again. What if it takes two years for Windows 7 to stabilize after its 
| release?   


It's Official: An Unofficial Delay

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| Microsoft isn't characterizing the launch announcement as a ship delay, which 
| is possible because of the "2008" nomenclature and the likelihood that the 
| software will be released to manufacturing this year. My guess is that will 
| happen around November, unless there are unforeseen development problems.   


Windows Fiji: Now second half of 2008?

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| Because Microsoft won’t comment officially on “Fiji,” the expected, 
| standalone update to Windows Media Center, it’s tough to confirm a date slip.
| But Chris Lanier, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 
| the digital media arena, is predicting that Fiji won’t debut in 2007, 
| as Microsoft and other interested parties had been predicting.


More than half of Microsoft Vista needs re-writing 

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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten..."


Microsoft cuts Windows virtualization features

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| The company is changing three key features of the hypervisor
| technology to try to stick to its schedule of releasing the
| technology within 180 days of completing its Windows Server
| "Longhorn" operating system, due to be finalized before the
| end of the year.


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| "In the long years since XP was launched, Apple have come out with five
| major upgrades to OS X, upgrades which (dare I say it?) install with about
| as much effort as it takes to brush your teeth in the morning. No nightmare
| calls to tech-support, no sudden hardware incompatibilities, no hassle. Why
| hasn't Microsoft kept up? Unmaintainable"
| "Right now, Microsoft has nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide. After all 
| the hype surrounding Vista, the Emperor has finally been revealed in all 
| his naked glory. Some folks have been predicting the demise of Microsoft. I
| wouldn't go that far, but I am wondering how we?re ever going to take
| Microsoft seriously again?"


A history of Microsoft Windows - the inside story exposed 

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| 2004: (...)
| THE MANAGEMENT: "What do you mean it still doesn't work? Try
| harder!"
| 2005: (...)
| "MAKE IT WORK! FOR GOD'S SAKE, MAKE IT WORK! Well, throw it away
| and use the server version then, that seems all right. Look, they
| won't know the difference, drop the database stuff, nobody remembers
| what we said in 1995 now! That was ten years ago! "Apple has what?
| 3D acceleration? So, we have DirectX. What, in the desktop? Really?
| What, even Stallman's beardie-weirdies have it? Oh hell. Right, you
| lot, make it look like this!"
| 2006: Windows Vista
| THE MANAGEMENT: "Look, if we trickle it out to those mugs, I mean,
| valued customers who've already paid, we can say we released it this
| year and it'll buy us some more time..."
| 2007: No, really Windows Vista, honest
| MARKETING DEPT: "Never mind the features, look at it! Isn't it shiny?
| Yes! Pretty!" 


Microsoft admits Vista screwed - report 

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| Vista SP1 is code named "Fiji", presumably after a pretty looking
| island which is paralysed by coups.
| In a statement regarding the service pack Microsoft admits that
| Vista has "high impact" problems.


MS Insider: The Office Crew Isn't Smart Enough to Supplant Real Windows

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| "With Alchin retiring, MarkL and MarkZ, two of the most talented
| architects in MS already having left, the picture gets really
| ugly for the Windows division," my friend claimed, and the BV's
| core team members, Ian McDonald, Jack Mayo, Todd Wanke, Clyde
| Rodriguez and others are starting to connect the dots.
| [...]
| He concluded ominously. "A trainwreck of biblical proportions looms.
| Pick a good seat on the sidelines, trainwrecks this large take
| awhile to complete. Vista may be the last MS OS for some time to
| come, especially if Cutler decides to play hardball."

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