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How many RC's are going to be released

by rbooz / August 19, 2006 2:49 PM PDT

I always thought there was two, but I heard a rumor stating that there will be a third. Can anybody confirm two RC's

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Undetermined at this point...
by John.Wilkinson / August 19, 2006 3:18 PM PDT

The current schedule calls for RC1 to be released on or shortly after September 7th and it to be RTM no later than October 25th. That gives them less then 7 weeks to fully deploy RC1, receive the feedback, make any necessary adjustments, and start cranking out CDs for its volume licensing customers. Thus, it's entirely possible that there won't be an RC2 for Windows Vista, something that's not currently scheduled, and no time for an RC3. Unless their team works overtime for the next two months there will be a lot of critical updates awaiting consumers when they pick up their copies in January.

John

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Then Again
by rbooz / August 21, 2006 1:10 PM PDT

We aren't entirely sure that Vista will be ready for January. In a scenario where this is true and vista is not released on time do you see the possibilities for more RC's.

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Yes...
by John.Wilkinson / August 21, 2006 1:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Then Again

There have been many well-known individuals and groups in the tech community calling for Microsoft to postpone Vista further in order to correct lingering issues and provide more time to thoroughly test Vista. So far, though, Microsoft has maintained that they will release Vista on time, apparently no matter the cost. If there are enough problems with RC1 they may not have a choice when it comes to a second RC and a later release date. Whether or not RC2 would be released to the general public, though, is yet another question.

With all of the delays and cut features I'm trying not to speculate much. However, one thing is for sure...Vista's losing steam. For instance:

* Vista has already made it's way onto the Patch Tuesday list with 2 critical security flaws, one of which was concerning the new 'completely redesigned and very secure' kernel.

* Microsoft is already pulling developers away from Vista and onto SP1 for Vista, which is scheduled to be released Q4 2007, less than a year after Vista's release.

That, to me, signals:
1.) A lack of confidence in what they'll be shipping in a few months.
2.) That they are cutting corners to simply get Vista out the door.
3.) That their hope lies in service packs to solidify the OS.

We shall see how it comes out.

John

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