De geruchten dat de release van Win2k wordt verschoven naar 2000 worden luider (en als er geruchten zijn dat een Microsoft produktie wordt gedelayed, dan is dat meestal ook zo). Hier heb je wat info uit een nieuwsposting van GA-Source:
Two sources, both Microsoft partners, said the company will formally launch Windows 2000 in January. One source said that Microsoft would make a soft announcement by the end of the year to cushion the public relations blow.
The other source said that by the time the January rolls around - when Microsoft will follow in Apple Computer's 1984 footsteps by launching the product during the Super Bowl - Windows 2000 finally will be in the channel, but just barely.
A few days ago, appearing at Dell Computer's user conference in Austin, Texas, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates said he was "pretty sure" Windows 2000 would be ready by the end of the year. "We are very close to the final shipment," Gates said.
Despite this, exactly what the high-tech industry will see by the end of 1999 from Microsoft is still uncertain - gold code released to manufacturing or boxes of Windows 2000 Server and Professional on shelves?