After getting dinged for constantly changing plans with Windows Vista, Microsoft is taking the opposite approach with Windows 7.
The software maker is being extremely conservative with what it says publicly about the operating system--a move it says is deliberate.
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"The lack of a predictable schedule combined with the churn of features late in the the process made it hard for partners to know is this the real Windows Vista," Nash said. "The result of our lack of predictability was everybody (saying) 'Let's wait for this thing to stop spinning.'"