Microsoft Vista Coming To A Retailer Near You Jan. 30

A senior executive at Microsoft announced Windows Vista would finally be available to consumers on January 30th 2007.

: “Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, said it expects consumers to make a ‘fast and immediate’ switch to the new Windows.

‘On January 30, you will be hard pressed to find a machine that doesn’t have Windows Vista available,’ said Allchin in a conference call with reporters and analysts.”

I’m not sure who Allchin thinks he’s kidding. All good IT folks won’t even be thinking about buying Vista for atleast 90 days or until most of the major bugs are worked out. The idea of letting a marginally untested OS out into the wild, especially one that’s been plagued by delays and setback after setback like Vista is mind boggling.

As my dad like to say, “If it isn’t broke, why fix it?”