Via CNET, this would be funny if it weren’t so sad in regards to the ongoing scheduling saga of computer book authors and publishers everywhere. Microsoft wants customers to “Get Ready Now,” for Vista, which means they want you to upgrade your PC ahead of time and benefit from special offers when the product actually ships. But you know what happens when you upgrade, prices drop the next week, and the “Vista Ready” PC you buy in November is not as capable as the actual Vista machine you buy in January, February or March. Linked.

Of course, as befits an operating system that will ship in many different flavors, you can plan to be “Vista Capable” or you can be “Premium Ready.” CNET quotes the specs — “To be classified as Vista-capable, a computer needs an 800MHz processor, 512MB of memory and a DirectX 9-capable graphics card. Premium Ready machines need a 1GHz processor, 128MB of graphics memory, 1GB of system memory, a 40GB hard drive and an internal or external DVD-ROM drive.”

  2 Responses to “Get ready for Vista, someday”

  1. You’re very correct. People who prepare for an unreleased, still being trimmed in features, early version of a “major rewrite” (read major bugs expected) OS are wasting moey and should wait until AFTER the OS ships and has the kinks taken out by next June, IF then.

    Ironically, like the Democrats are still capable of blowing the opportunity Republicans are giving them this coming election, Apple is still capable of blowing this opportunity Microsoft is giving them to help people switch, especially now that the fastest laptop that can run Windows is… an Apple.


  2. Not sure about the political implications but I do drive a Mac . Still my business depends to a great extent on what Microsoft does and when they ship.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.