Microsoft Vista information "accidentally" released
Yahoo News is reporting that Microsoft accidentally released information about Windows Vista earlier than originally planned.
"Microsoft disclosed information about a plan to release eight different editions of the new operating system on a company help page that was under development. The company has not made any official statements about the different versions of Windows Vista it plans to offer. The company has since taken down the Web site and declined to confirm the information and said it will offer more details about the Vista launch, targeted for the second half of 2006, in the coming weeks. Microsoft spokesman said in a statement 'This page has since been removed as it was posted prematurely and was for testing purposes only."
Sometimes, I think that corporations make these "involuntary" blunders just to gauge the reaction of the IT community. Doing this would be a great way to measure what people think about a particular product. Let's wait a few weeks and see what Microsoft comes up with. We may be actually surprised and learn that MS removed a few versions from their Vista product line. Wouldn't that be great news?