Just as Microsoft gained some points when it turned out that
great assistance behind the scenes to the police in tracking down internationalkiddie port criminals, they dropped the ball on their core software.
Microsoft has delayed the release of the next generation
Could this drive more PC makers to selling hardware with
some flavor of *nix installed rather than see a flood of complaints when buyersare told they need to upgrade to a new OS a month or two later?
I know I wouldnt advise any clients to buy new office PCs
with XP Pro this fall when I know a major new OS will be released early in2007.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is checking out two new serious or critical flaws in IE6.
More on that as things develop.