Windows Vista to come in the second half of 2006
Microsoft Corp. has reiterated its plan to launch Windows Vista in the second half of 2006, five years after the release of its current version, Windows XP. The company is releasing preview versions of its new Windows Vista operating system about once a month in an effort to get more customer feedback than usual ahead of next year’s launch, the company said on Tuesday.
Microsoft gave some customers preview versions of Vista in September and October and expects to offer another version with more improvements in December. Early next year, testers will try out a version that integrates all the features expected to be in the final version of Vista.