While I said as much at the last delay in Windows Vista, Gartner is now joining the party and opining that Windows Vista will be delayed ever further than Microsoft is currently forecasting:
Microsoft’s track record is clear; it consistently misses target dates
for major operating system releases. We don’t expect broad availability
of Windows Vista until at least 2Q07, which is nine to 12 months after
Granted, there is a weasel word in here — “broad availability” — and Gartner’s forecasts are erratic, at best, but the provocative point still stands.