"Aw, shucks guys, we were just foolin' around." After years
of successive Vista
delays, and keeping the computer world on edge for the past few months about even further delays
, Microsoft is once again settling into their January launch window for Vista's consumer launch, with OEMs supposed to receive the OS in November. Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) should be out early September, though the word on the street is that Microsoft isn't planning on finalizing Vista until October sometime, making RC1 a bit of a misnomer. What RC1 should
be is light years ahead of Vista Beta 2
, and it sure better be if Microsoft isn't kidding this time about a January launch.