Here's an interesting read from Microsoft Watch.

Apparently, Bill Gates said on on his keynote at this year's WinHEC, referring to the period between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 come to market, that:

"The hardware actually wasn't ready. Graphics interface was a case where we got out in front, and made sure that developers, and tools, and hardware came along."

Joe Wilcox, author of the piece speculates that Bill Gates is trying to parallel this year launch of Vista and the first beta of Longhorn Server to that period, arguing that a the market these days isn't quite ready for what Vista has to offer.

For more see the whole article: Is Vista One Step Ahead?

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