Here is that story that we mentioned
at the meetup:
I actually started seeing ads where the computer came with "Windows Home Premium"... They were dropping the word "Vista" altogether!
Microsoft, analysts tell companies to kill Vista plans
Yank Vista plans if switching to Windows 7 won't delay things too long, Gartner advises
May 15, 2009 (Computerworld) The Microsoft executive in charge of Windows urged some companies this week to dump Vista deployment plans and shift to Windows 7, the operating system the company has promised to ship in the fourth quarter.
"If you're just starting your testing of Vista, with the [Windows 7] Release Candidate and the quality of that offering, I would switch over and do your testing on the [Windows 7] Release Candidate, and use that going forward," Bill Veghte, Microsoft's senior vice president for Windows business, said in a keynote speech earlier this week.
That same day, other Microsoft managers said work on Windows 7 should wrap up in August, which would indicate availability on new PCs and at retail stores as early as mid-October if the company uses the same pace as Windows XP eight years ago.