As had been expected, Microsoft’s much delayed new client operating system, Windows Vista, was released to manufacturing today according to Jim Allchin, Co-President of Microsoft’s Platforms and Services Division who tersely blogged, “It’s time!” (Video here.)
Some further details from the 11AM PST press call with Allchin (see also , ):
There’s also an anticlimactic press Q&A here.
Update: Chris at LiveSide points to this post on the Windows Live OneCare 1.5 will also ship on January 30 with support for Vista.
Update Nov. 9: Also at Live Side, Kip Kniskern notes that the Windows Live Safety Scanner beta now supports Vista.