The final build number = 6000.16386.061101-2205

According to several reports, Microsoft pulled some overtime during the weekend and has finished Windows Vista.

The specific release to manufacturing (RTM) date has been up in the air ever since the release of Windows Vista RC2. Following some showstopping bugs, Microsoft was forced to delay its RTM date two weeks from October 25 to November 8.

Long time Microsoft aficionado Paul Thurrott wrote in a WinInfo update that Windows Vista would be hitting RTM status today, a full two days earlier than anticipated.

"My sources at the software giant confirmed this weekend that Microsoft is set to finalize Windows Vista as early as Monday and release the product to manufacturing. The final build number is expected to be 6000.16386.061101-2205, I'm told."

Windows Vista may have been finalized even earlier if it weren't for several late-appearing bugs which need to be squished, and another issue which was less usual -- a power outage Friday evening prevented the Windows team
from creating a new Vista build that night.

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins
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