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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Windows Vista Delayed Until 2007

If you were planning to ask Santa for a new Windows Vista-powered PC this coming Christmas, you'll have to take a raincheck. Microsoft is delaying the release of its next-generation operating system until January 2007.

Some Vista versions for business will be released this year, but the consumer flavors won't make their appearance until after the 2006 holiday season -- a serious problem for PC manufacturers counting on a boost from holiday sales. However, the delay might be beneficial in the long run, as Microsoft will reportedly use the extra time to tighten security features.

Source: CNN.com