More Vista Delays Would Sell 1 Million More PCs


Microsoft Corp. could help PC vendors sell an additional million machines if it intentionally delayed releasing Windows Vista until July 2007, a Gartner analyst claimed this week.

But that ain't gonna happen.

The already-announced delay of Vista, which is now scheduled for general release in January 2007, won't materially affect the number of PCs sold during 2006 and 2007, said Charles Smulders, a Gartner vice president. Along with two other analysts -- George Shiffler and Mikako Kitagawa -- Smulders recently published a research briefing on Vista's push-back and the impact on PC sales. TechWeb | News | Analyst: More Vista Delays Would Sell 1 Million More PCs

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