If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hrm...I guess Vista isn't the ultimate OS!? this to me seems just a tad bit early to announce the replacement for something that is less than two weeks old...if that. Anyhow...the folks over at PCWORLD are running an article entitled "Microsoft: Vista Follow-up Likely in 2009" that, as the title implies, is about the future replacement of Vista. I think it is bad judgment on Microsoft's part to be pushing out information on the next OS when Vista is so new. In my opinion it kind of says wait until the next version of windows if you are cool with XP. Most people don't upgrade until the first service pack usually and that isn't expected until the end of the year...why not wait another year to see if they actually put a replacement out. If they don't by that time...go ahead and go the Vista route, as I would hope that a majority of the bugs will be worked out by then. Not to mention the patching routine has started as well with the release of 12 patches by Microsoft this Tuesday. Although there is no specific mention of Vista in the technet bulletin, but I am sure it is affected with these patches. Hopefully there will be more information in the Microsoft webcast the day after these patches are release. Here is more info on that:
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Security.
Audience(s): IT Professional.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Start Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) CLICK HERE!

Don't get me wrong now...I know that a company HAS to begin working on its next "best" as soon as one rolls out, but why not keep it mum for awhile. To me and others it just seems to instill a lack of confidence in the product...especially with the release of patches 2 weeks after the OS release and the plans for a service pack to be put out so soon. I will wait until at least the service pack comes out if not later. What upgrade track are you on?

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