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Microsoft kills off Windows Vista Beta 2

Rush to get to the shops
Wed Nov 30 2005, 23:23
IN ITS rush to get Windows Vista to the shops, the software giant Microsoft is planning to cancel its beta 2 release and use Community Technical Preview (CTP) releases until Release Candidate 0 (RC0) is ready in March 2006.

According to sources who chatted to Windows IT Pro, Vole is so determined to get Vista out for the third quarter of 2006 that it is prepared to kill off the Beta 2 stage.

Vole has denied that it is cancelling Beta 2, but Amitabh Srivastava, the corporate vice president of Windows Core Operating System Development said that Beta was "less urgent" because of the company's new engineering process and early CTP feedback.

While the fact that Vista has been delayed so many times that the use of the word 'rushed' seems a little strange, there seems to be a bit of haste if Vole is getting ready kill off a beta to get it all ready.

Maybe it is something to do with the fact that they will not get their bonuses if they do not get it out by August.

More 'ere. µ


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