PC manufacturers that expected to get their hands on the final version of Windows Vista yesterday will have to wait a couple more weeks for the OS, according to sources familiar with the Microsoft's plans.
The software giant originally targeted yesterday for Vista's RTM (release to manufacturing), but a last-minute bug that "took most of the Vista team by surprise" caused an unexpected delay, said Ethan Allen, a quality assurance lead at a Seattle high-tech company that tests its products for Vista.
Allen said the Vista team discovered the bug, which "would totally crash the system, requiring a complete reinstall", in Vista Build 5824 on 13 October. The team fixed the bug a week later in Vista Build 5840, he said, but it delayed the delivery of the OS to PC makers.
The team is now targeting a new date of 8 November, for Vista's release...