Thursday, March 23, 2006

Microsoft And The Vista Shakeup (

“Microsoft is refusing to comment on reports it plans to shake up the Windows group following yesterday's bombshell that the consumer version of Windows Vista won't be available until after the crucial Christmas shopping period.”

"This is clearly an endemic problem," said Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group. Microsoft missed the 2005 deadline when Vista was Longhorn. The misstep requires house cleaning, according to Enderle.”

"At the top of the list of losers would be PC retailers," said Charles King, analyst with Pund-It. He said retailers depend heavily on Christmas sales, and Vista was at the top of their wish list.”