Where we sit today, things are going according to plan, and we're feeling very good. But I always like to preface that as I did with Windows 2000, Windows XP quality is the thing that will dictate if we're ready to go. So if we have any problems in quality, I'll slip this product. It's the thing that is at the top of my mind.
More Quotes from Jim Allchin:Developers building embedded devices now have an open, reliable platform from which they can create innovative new solutions and bring them to market faster than ever. These solutions based on Windows NT Embedded 4.0 will enable customers to streamline and automate processes through the use of a wide range of new intelligent devices.
There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the software that runs on top of it.
Given that the customers have wanted us to be very precise and any mistakes in that might impact their business, we decided to come out with a very high assurance date for them that they can count on.
We are going to continue working on all the aspects that we think are quality That means backwards compatibility, performance--security is a big thing. As you know, safety and security have been a driving factor in this release all along ... We know what we need to do in order to make this system one that people are going to be able to feel safe and secure with when they get it.
This will allow businesses to begin their final testing and deployment efforts prior to the end of the year.
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