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    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.

    This will allow businesses to begin their final testing and deployment efforts prior to the end of the year.

    Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform.

    This is a blockbuster release. It takes a lot of time to do the appropriate qualifications, and also some of the manufacturers have their systems built off-shore. Those come by things like boats . So there's logistics that has to take place here.

    I am fine now, but I made a decision then to retire at the end of 2006.


    Its not new work that were adding. It's simply ... work in continuing to make this the most safe and secure system thats ever been.

    I don't understand how IE 4.0 is going to win. My conclusion is we must leverage Windows more. We should first think of an integrated solution.

    Our business partners in the Christmas selling season need time, and confidence, for that season. We have decided to come out with a sure date they can rely on.

    This is something we will be much more hard-core about in the coming years than we have been in the past.

    Product quality was the first priority on the first day of Vista (development) and we won't compromise on that. We needed just a few more weeks and that put us in what we would call a bubble where some partners would be impacted more than others and we decided to optimize it for the entire industry.

    If you want to make a difference, and you see something that can be improved, then don't talk--improve it. My dream is for a much more agile, quality-driven engineering organization with fewer roadblocks and more open highway to speed on. ... Now, let's s

    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.

    The industry was asking for more certainty. We made a decision to move the date so everybody could be aligned.

    There is a few weeks' delay because the partners had asked. This is a major release and it takes a lot of time to do the appropriate qualifications. Some of the manufacturers have their systems built off shore. There are logistics that have to take place

    You can have nice--some people might say interruptions, or things that are bothering you. On the other hand, it's a way to keep noticing what's happening in your business.

    That's why Sidebar is something important. You will be able to put it to the side and just watch it on the periphery, and the widescreen allows this.

    We could have just gone ahead, but I didn't think it was the right thing to do. We're setting stringent quality bars on what we do.

    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.

    We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast.

    We are on track to complete Vista this year. Given that customers have wanted us to be very precise and any mistakes made might impact the business, we have decided to come out with a high assurance date everyone can count on.

    We're just trying to be responsive to their concerns and also be forthright about where we are in terms of being a few weeks late for quality.

    I would hope that we get credit for listening to partners and ensuring that we're thinking about their businesses, not just ours or some portion of their businesses.

    The first step is protection from doing things inadvertently or warning you about the level of impact it could have. Then, if you let something in, Defender is there to (warn you) and you can undo it. If the thing gets in and has really done some awful things, using the equivalent of System Restore in Windows XP you can back up time and undo it.

    Security is a big thing. Safety and security has been a diving factor in this release all along. We know what we need to do to in order to make this system one that people are going to be able to feel safe and secure when they get it.

    If you're going to kill someone there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and angry - you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger.

    We still feel very good we can get it to broad availability this year. If the team gets in trouble about quality, I will delay this product.

    Our industry partners, as you probably know, during the December selling season, need quite a bit of time, and an extremely high level of confidence and certainty about that period of time. Now, we've been in discussions with them, and in order for all the industry to be ready, instead of just part of the industry, we've decided to prioritize around the customer and partner satisfaction for the broad availability, to be in January of 2007. This will ensure great out-of-the-box experience for Windows Vista customers, and ensure that all of our partners are prepared at the same time.

    We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself.

    I am a hard-core believer that the clean desktop is the way to go... At the same time, we told OEMs that if they were going to put a bunch of icons on the desktop, then so were we.

    We're going to blow out the holiday season.


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