Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing

After 5 years of development, Vista is finally RTM’ed.

Jim Allchin, the co-president of Microsoft’s Platforms & Services Division has put together a video about the announcement where he announces the General Availability (GA) date of 30 January 2007 for Vista.

On a conference call with Jim Allchin, Microsoft announced that they will have 18 languages at launch in January and will ship 32 within 100 days of English RTM. Availability of the RTM code on MSDN is still not known officially with a Microsoft spokesperson citing “within 7 days” after todays announcement. Given MSDN has scheduled down time from 7PM PST to 9PM PST on Friday, November 10th – I’d expect it to arrive shortly after that.

Source: Windows Vista Blog
Jim Allchin RTM
Vista RTM Screenshots
Q&A Windows Vista RTM

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