can you say [link|http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1681636,00.asp|Software Assurance]? So far, the money Microsoft has received in SA licenses has resulted in a net loss to customers. [link|http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2006/03/vista-2007-fire-leadership-now.html#c114309086992411929|Apparently], some of those licenses are due to expire at the end of the year. So Microsoft has to ship something before the end of the year or risk their largest customers suing them for fraud. Which explains why Vista will be released to corporate customers before it is available to everyone else.
s/Vista/a mere shadow of something resembling Vista/
"Every Repbulican who wants to defend Bush on [the expansion of Presidential powers], should be forced to say, 'I wouldn't hesitate to see President Hillary Rodham Clinton have the same authority'."
&mdash an unidentified letter writer to Newsweek on the expansion of executive powers under the Bush administration