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ZDNet: Promise broken: Windows 2000 delayed

Oct 15, 1999, 19:56 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato, Mary Jo Foley)

"Sources say... Microsoft Corp. marketing will take one on the chin and wait until February of next year to launch Windows 2000, the company's flagship product.

The Redmond, Wash., company is telling partners it will take a deliberate approach to launch rather than try to rush the launch into the end of this year just to save face, according to several sources."

"Microsoft officials, who have repeatedly promised shipment by the end of this year, would not confirm or deny any timing issues regarding the shipment of Windows 2000. ... Microsoft officials maintain the product will release to manufacture, or RTM, this year -- sources say Dec. 5 is the latest target -- and therefore Windows 2000 would technically ship this year, even though users won't have the software in hand for six to eight weeks after RTM."

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