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Does Anyone Still Think Vista SP1 Was RTM-Ready?


I hate to say, “I told you so,” but I told you so. The RTMed Vista SP1 is anything but ready for prime time.

Microsoft has pinned its hopes for getting businesses to buy into Vista on the release of Vista Service Pack 1. So the company pushed SP1 out the door before it was ready, and now early adopters are discovering that Vista, with or without SP1, still isn’t business-ready.

This comes as no surprise to me. I knew that Vista SP1 was, at best, half-baked when Microsoft announced that Vista was being released to manufacturing Feb. 4 but really wasn’t going to made available, even to TechNet and MSDN members, until mid-March.

Based on recent news, I’m beginning to think that saying Vista SP1 will begin arriving in customers’ hands by mid-March may be optimistic.

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