Vista will be ready next summer?

A new IDG report this week says that Microsoft plans to release Windows Vista to OEMs on July 25, 2006 so that they have plenty of time to get it ready on their hardware for a fall release (which will obviously feature a major marketing push out of Redmond).

The report also said that Vista Beta 2 will be released on December 16, 2005.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.