First Vista service pack beta for 07
No final delivery
Looks like Google will have to wait at least until 2008, and possibly longer, before it gets search satisfaction from Microsoft on Windows Vista.
Microsoft has said it plans nothing more than a beta for its first Windows Vista Services Pack (SP1) for the rest of 2007, and is not giving dates on a final release date.
The company is apparently delaying SP1, which had been expected this year and - Microsoft promised Google and the US government - would feature updates for Google's desktop search to interoperate with the new operating system.
Mystery now surrounds the fate of SP1. Some reports have pegged the release of this important first security and feature patch at some time in 2009, an uncharacteristically long time for any SP in the lifespan of a Windows operating system.
Others, meanwhile, are suggesting Microsoft is doing away with the SP format for something more modular. These suggestions were given credence as Microsoft this week released a batch of updates in the form of the Vista performance and reliability and the Vista compatibility and reliability pack.
A Microsoft spokesperson would not comment on detailed release plans, but told The Register: "There will be a Windows Vista service pack... service packs are part of the traditional software lifecycle." ®
"i did say that i would not buy vista, but then it came as the pre-loaded OS on my new Toshiba laptop.
i have found it a very capable and secure OS to use.
i prefer it over win2k (which is our standard office OS) and prefer it over XP (which is on my other 2 machines).
i'm very impressed with it's performance with all the applications i use, including the resource hungry CS2.
with the addition of Readyboost to aid performace i see no reason why i shouldn't upgrade my other machines and recommend to out IT dept. that they consider implenting it in the office (compatibility pending.
Vista is a good system, i'm very impressed with it and hve yet to experience any bugs. "
Thats exactly what I thought after my new HP lapley came with Vista inside - until the novelty halo wore off and problems started appearing out of nowhere . Readyboost just tears my HD apart so no to that, and the .Net security updates have utterly and totally screwed up my most used applications, which are old but trusted and justified . So basically Vista it's so crappy ,ohh its crappy .
*Not* Happy with Vista
i also did say that I would not buy Vista, but then it came installed as a pre-loaded OS on my new Toshiba laptop.
i am saddened as how uncapable it is, and how annoying its security system is.
I can't run many of my old Win2K programs with the right compatibility, and any time I try to run something that isn't "Windows Vista approved" it throws a bunch of dialog boxes my way asking me if I'm REALLY sure I want to run it.
It runs slower than dogshit, which shouldn't be a problem on a 2Gig memory, 1.8Ghz dual core system. I can't even run any iTunes video on it without it freezing up.
I can barely run more than 5 applications at any one time without some serious memory swapping. ReadyBoost is a joke and actually causes my system to run slower.
Vista is a horrible system, and I wouldn't even offer it to my enemies.
The only thing I can agree with the previous submitter is that the crappy add-ons make the system truly unusable.
If this is not playing politics with an OS.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 should have been released at the end of this year and it should also be released way before Service Pack 1 for Vista.
Again to much power for one company. This appearance by Microsoft to shove Vista at all cost and just drop XP is what gives it a bad name, but Microsoft is not alone in this deceit. All of these media sites just let them get away with it.
Why should we expect a Service Pack to be available for Vista before a 3rd Service Pack for XP is available? That is because this is the company line from Microsoft and so the press is doing Microsoft's bidding making it sound like everyone is waiting and wanting Service Pack 1 for Vista. Not.
Why isn't the press crying out load for Service Pack 3 for XP? Politics of a different format...