But in seems as though this hoopla has a reverse effect on MS as well. So, I don't know exactly how to fit this in with a released schedule, but I got email today from Microsoft with a link to what they are calling Pre-RC1. Isn't that marketing speak for Beta3?
Trust me when I say that Microsoft knows how important it is to get this thing into production. Hell, it's been their cash cow for decades and will remain so. Do you think they don't know this? But keep this in mind. They have alreday missed the holiday shopping season, so what will postponing the release for another month or 2 to make certain that their Is are dotted and their Ts are crossed? Not much.
That being said, here's the link to download Beta3:
http://download.windowsvista.com/previe ... nload.html