Gartner predicts longer Vista delay

by admin May 2, 2006 at 3:52 pm

The wait for Microsoft’s delayed Windows Vista could be even longer than expected, according to a research report issued this week.

In March, Microsoft announced that widespread distribution of Windows Vista would be delayed until early 2007. Now, research firm Gartner Group has reported that the operating system might not be fully available until at least the second quarter of next year.

“Microsoft’s track record is clear,” the firm says. “It consistently misses target dates for major operating system releases. We don’t expect broad availability of Windows Vista until at least 2Q07 (second quarter of 2007), which is nine to 12 months after Beta 2.”

Microsoft, however, maintains that everything is on schedule, in line with its March announcement.

Full article. ZDNet