Vista is Ready to Roll. Really?

The word around the blogosphere is that tomorrow, November 8, 2006, will be the day that the retail and OEM versions of Vista will finally start marching down the assembly lines, but ZD-Net asks a fairly poignant question: just because Vista has “gone gold”, does that mean it’s ready for prime time?

The November 8 start of manufacture will ensure the ship window of “early next year,” but this is just the core Vista, there is still the Ultimate Extra Add-ons package, which will be put together manually. In addition, there will of course be copious updates, as, ya know, it’s Windows.

But at least there’s movement. Go, Redmond, go!

With Vista, what does “done” really mean? [ZD-Net blogs]