Microsoft appears to be set in it's ways to release Windows Vista RTM (Release to Manufacturing) as early as next Wednesday the Seattle Times reports. I wonder if they will have something on like with the release of Windows XP? On October 26th 2001, 5 of the biggest manufacturers which included Hewlett Packard and Dell arrived in choppers to pick up their copy of the "Master Copy" the DVD used to make all the respective installation disks included with a new PC.
From The Seattle Times: Microsoft could be ready to release Windows Vista to manufacturing as early as next week, a milestone that would signify the end of a protracted development process.
It could also set the company on a course to launch the operating system at the huge International Consumer Electronics Show, where Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote Jan. 7.
"9 Days Until Vista RTM!!!" read a scrolling electronic reader board in a building on Microsoft's Redmond campus Monday. If the countdown is correct, it would mean Microsoft plans to release Vista to manufacturing (RTM) on Oct. 25, earlier than analysts expected.
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