“PC manufacturers that expected to get their hands on the final version of Windows Vista on Wednesday have to wait a couple more weeks for the OS, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans,” Al Sacco reports for CIO news.
“Microsoft originally targeted Wednesday for Vista’s release to manufacturing, but a last-minute bug that ‘took most of the Vista team by surprise,’ caused an unexpected delay, said Ethan Allen, a quality assurance lead at a Seattle high-tech company that tests its products for Vista,” Sacco reports. “Allen said the Vista team discovered the bug, which ‘would totally crash the system, requiring a complete reinstall,’ in Vista Build 5824 on Friday, Oct. 13.
Sacco reports, “The team is now targeting a new date of Wednesday, Nov. 8, for Vista’s release to manufacturing, Allen said. He also said that the business release of Vista, which Microsoft recently said is track for release next month, ‘will barely make the end of November deadline.'”
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