Better late and good than on time and really bad…

A couple of days ago we heard that “Microsoft will delay Windows Vista

So we figured that “heads will roll” at Microsoft … and so they did:

Microsoft names new head of Windows business

I’ll have a corporate copy (which will probably not be dealyed much) so the Vista announcement probably won’t affect me much if at all, but I was a VAR for several years and holiday sales are “where it’s at” in retail. There’s no doubt that this delay will hurt the retail partners where it really counts.

When you buy grandma a cheap computer at the nearest BigBox retailer, do you want a really really really buggy Vista loaded on it or would you be willing to wait and get a Vista version thats not so buggy? Well … slightly less buggy than it would have been without the delay.