Well, the long wait is nearly over. Microsoft’s elephantine parturition has produced an heir. Last week the company distributed ‘Release Candidate 1’ (RC1) of Vista, the new incarnation of Windows, to about 5 million favoured customers.
I guess this means Windows Vista is one step closer to being fully realized. Who would have guessed that this mammoth of an operating system would even iron out all the problems which plagued its development. Vista is coming of age and due to ship to consumers early next year with the OS avaliable in November for enterprise and business customers.
Will the next gen windows release mean the end of pesky spyware and virus issues which have been present in practically every version of windows Microsoft has ever released. We’ll have to wait and see, but judging from the two beta releases we’ve seen so far, Microsoft are at least trying to rid it’s flagship product of its problems from the past.