“And just like that, Windows Vista rebounds. Years of delays, broken promises, and reduced expectations have dogged the Windows product team, which has been portrayed as hapless, indecisive, and unable to ship products. But the recent release of a surprisingly good Vista pre-Release Candidate 1 (pre-RC1) build, combined with internal information about the expected completion today of the actual Vista RC1 build that will ship in early September, suggests that the doomsayers suddenly have a lot less to talk about,” Paul Thurrott writes for WinInfo.
Thurrott writes, “Given the lackluster quality of Vista’s previous pre-release versions, I wasn’t expecting such a sudden turnaround. But Vista build 5536, which Microsoft shipped late Friday, rights most of the past wrongs and offers major performance, compatibility, and fit-and-finish improvements, along with a heaping helping of bug fixes. Suddenly, I can use the phrase ‘it just works’ in tandem with Vista and not burst into sardonic laughter. It’s real this time. And, I have to say, it was quite unexpected.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh yes, it’s a magical turnaround. Riiight. From “trainwreck” and “driven into the ground” to POOF! “it just works” (that’s Apple’s line, by the way, you tech-schizo troll.) Okay, who didn’t see this one coming from a few trillion miles away?
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