Vista release date: 7 December 2006?

by admin September 1, 2005 at 1:22 pm

A present for the ‘holiday season’

Rumour has it the official release date has already been decided for Windows Vista – and you can expect it to be ready in time to make an appearance late next year.

According to a report by Windows IT Pro, the official date for a full Vista release will be 7 December 2006, with the second beta of the product being released to testers late this year.

The report, which claims to be based on “very recent internal Microsoft documentation”, said the first release candidate of the operating system, RC0, will appear on 19 April next year, with the second release candidate due on 28 June 2006.

Vista will then be released to manufacturing on 9 August. The first beta of Vista has already made it to testers, after making its appearance in late July.

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