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RTM on November 30, retail availability on January 30

It looks as though Microsoft is getting its ducks in a row when it comes to final countdown for Windows Vista and Office 2007. According to APC Magazine, Microsoft has earmarked November 30 as the RTM date for both Vista and Office 2007.

For retail customers, the expected launch date is January 30, 2007 for both software releases. This confirms the launch dates leaked by in late August. APC Magazine reports:

For Vista, this will include a build number of 6000, which also matches the 6.0 reference that denotes Microsoft considers this the sixth full version of their beloved OS. Both Windows 95 line and NT 4.0 were officially stamped as Windows version 4 (or variants, such as Windows 98 being 4.1); Windows 2000 was christened as version 5, and XP anointed as Windows version 5.1 (due to its being built on the NT/2000 codebase).

Pricing for Windows Vista will range from $199/$99 (full/upgrade) for Vista Home Basic to $399/$259 for Vista Ultimate. Prices for Office 2007 start at $149 for Office Home and Student 2007 and top out at $499/$329 (full/upgrade) for Office Professional 2007.

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RE: why wait??
By Spivonious on 11/2/2006 10:49:37 AM , Rating: 2
Fantastic post TomZ. If there's one thing I can't stand it's the thief who brags about his crimes.

RE: why wait??
By leousb on 11/2/06, Rating: 0
RE: why wait??
By ZmaxDP on 11/2/2006 2:34:30 PM , Rating: 2
Well, you may not be bragging, but you are certainly proclaiming that you are going to be doing something illegal. It would also seem that you are a little proud about it, hence the "bragging." But, perhaps you really are just a "realist."

I don't think anyone here doubt that both product will at some point be hacked, torrented, etc... However, just because it is a reality doesn't mean its right, or even ok. People die, its a reality, that doesn't mean you should kill someone. That kind of logic is pretty shameful.

I don't hope that someone steals your life work, I just hope MS sues your ass once you've pirated their software and you loose everything you've got. That will be justice.

RE: why wait??
By kkwst2 on 11/2/2006 5:57:34 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, that's a little extreme. You hope he loses everything he's got because he steals a $200 piece of software? Or did you really mean loose? Perhaps you just hope his clothes don't fit quite as well.

I guess you'd execute carjackers? Are you from Singapore?

RE: why wait??
By wind79 on 11/2/2006 8:52:38 PM , Rating: 2
Where are you from man? We dont execute people for carjacking. There are still pirates here in Singapore, just that its extremely hard to find one in the open now.

RE: why wait??
By smaddox on 11/2/06, Rating: 0
RE: why wait??
By deeznuts on 11/2/2006 1:01:06 PM , Rating: 2
"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive
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