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Neowin and others are reporting that there will be no Vista Beta 2, and that MS is just going to release more CTP (Community Technology Preview) builds instead.  In my mind, the entire plan for Vista has been a comedy of errors, and this is just the latest fiasco.  If this is Allchin’s idea of how things should be run, then it’s a good thing for MS that he’s retiring.

I don’t install CTP’s on my machine.  Particularly of OS’s, but I didn’t even install CTP’s of Visual Studio on it once the alpha was complete.  CTP’s don’t go through a rigorous testing cycle.  They’re released to the general public with little more than a “smoke test”.  Pardon me if my confidence isn’t exactly inspired by that.  Vista has lost more features than I can count, and it appears that Paul Thurrott may have been correct when he called it a “train wreck”.

I’m a long-time MS backer, but OS X Intel is starting to look better and better to me.

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 8:06 AM General | Back to top


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