Windows Vista goes gold, to be available Jan 30th, 2007

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Windows Vista releases to manufacturing

    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/default.aspx
     
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    Microsoft: Vista RTM a 'Significant Milestone'
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  3. NICK ADSL UK

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    How Microsoft Chose New Windows Sounds
    Software Giant Took 18 Months To Settle On Four Seconds Of Sound


    Some musicians spend 18 months working on a whole album. At Microsoft Corp., that's how long it took to perfect just four seconds of sound.

    Of course, this isn't just any four-second clip. It's the sound — a soft da-dum, da-dumm, with a lush fade-out — that millions of computer users will hear every day, and perhaps thousands of times in total, when they turn on computers running Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Vista operating system.

    To set the right tone — clean, simple, but with "some long-term legs," according to Microsoft's Steve Ball — the software maker recruited musician Robert Fripp.

    Fripp, best known for his work with the '70s rock band King Crimson, recorded hours of his signature layered, guitar-driven sound for the project, under the close direction of Ball and others at Microsoft. Then, it was Ball's job to sort through those hours of live recordings to suss out just the right few seconds.

    http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/sto...53.shtml?source=RSSattr=Entertainment_2172953

    Vista sounds >>>>>>>>
    http://soapbox.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=34791e54-ec34-4acb-818b-ff2b71d38115
     
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    This is very interesting info . Thanks for posting it , Nick :thumb:
     
  5. trickyricky

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    That's wonderful. So even if Vista is a terrible overblown insecure OS that can't run on 90% of the hardware in use today, at least it will sound good, for at least 4 seconds. :rolleyes:
     
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    Haha! :D Spendin' 4 secs. of time listenin' to some sound...LOL!
     
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    Security is not proclaimed. It is proven over time.
     
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    wow my old ati9800 agp card runs Aero and they say windows vista is demanding lol.
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    Live Webcast

    Bill Gates Celebrates Worldwide General Availability of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System


    January 29, 2007

    1:45 p.m. PST / 4:45 p.m. EST


    From Times Square in New York City, join Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for a live webcast celebrating the worldwide launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. The celebration pays tribute to the millions of Microsoft customers, partners and product testers around the world who provided input and feedback on these products -- helping Microsoft transform the way people communicate, create and share content, and access information and entertainment in the new digital age.

    http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx
     
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    Recently published on Microsoft PressPass:

    Microsoft Celebrates Worldwide Availability of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System
    Special events worldwide on Jan. 29-30 mark the official unveiling of the latest versions of Microsoft's flagship products -- transforming the way people communicate, create and share content, and access information and entertainment in the new digital age.

    Press Release: Microsoft Launches Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 to Consumers Worldwide - Jan. 29
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-29VistaLaunchPR.mspx

    Feature Story: Large-Scale Research Project Aims to Make Windows Vista Useful, Fun for All - Jan. 29
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/jan07/01-29LivingWithVista.mspx

    Feature Story: Roundtable Q&A: Developers Tap Real-Life Families to Find Out What Consumers Really Want from Windows Vista - Jan. 29
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/jan07/01-29VistaDevelopers.mspx

    Virtual Pressroom for Worldwide Release Events
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/vistaofficelaunch/default.mspx

    Schedule of Events: Jan. 29-30, New York City
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/vistaofficelaunch/events.mspx

    Media Alert: Microsoft to Celebrate the Worldwide Availability of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System at Retail - Jan. 26
    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-26WVRetailEventsMA.mspx

    Virtual Wow Website: An Inside Look at the Product Launch
    http://microsoftwowlaunch.com/
     
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