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Jim Allchin: It's time - Windows Vista RTM

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Charles Torre had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Allchin recently about Windows Vista going RTM.

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    • Chadk
      I have been waiting for this moment for a long time.

      Gratz Jim - you did a great job! Smiley
    • littleguru
      Great news! Downloading right now. Smiley
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...
    • Charles
      Agreed. Thank you, Jim and Windows team.

      Vista is the greatest version of Windows to date and you should all be incredibly proud of the real innovations you've shipped today.


      Cheers,
      C
    • AnXa
      Wow, Thanks Jim! I'm watching the video now. Big Smile

      I want to thank every person related to Vista development for their  hard work!
    • typemismatch
      Great job guys - post the party pics when you all recover!
    • Sabot
      Nice one guys! Enjoy the party!

      I can't wait to get my grubby paws on it ... I have a brand spanking new machine ready to go ...

      Cool
    • Rory
      Kevin Daly wrote:
      I haven't had time to watch the video yet (it's Thursday morning here and time to leave for work), but congratulations to Jim and everyone involved.

      I can't wait for it to hit MSDN (the weekend sometime maybe?) so I can get my hot little hands on it at last, I have new PC primed and waiting



      My new machine is still two weeks out Sad

      But, in the meantime, I have a fairly recent build running on one machine, and the RTM build installed on my Toshiba m400 tablet.

      I'm really impressed by the m400's performance with Vista. It has the really crappy integrated Intel graphics, yet it still does Aero Glass.

      Pretty cool.

      I like to think that it gives everybody hope. If my tablet with that garbage graphics chipset can do Aero Glass, then the bar isn't all that high.
    • JohnAskew
      littleguru wrote:
      Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?
    • Volkan
      Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on Vista over the years! Wink
    • Rory
      JohnAskew wrote:
      
      littleguru wrote: Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?


      Just guessing, but I think he was referring to the video Expressionless
    • JohnAskew
      Rory wrote:
      
      JohnAskew wrote: 
      littleguru wrote: Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?


      Just guessing, but I think he was referring to the video


      Thanks, I'm too excited to think straight.
    • figuerres
      Rory wrote:
      
      JohnAskew wrote: 
      littleguru wrote: Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?


      Just guessing, but I think he was referring to the video



      Nahh....

      everyone has it now.... 133t H@x0rs have RTM'ed vista already

      RTM - new meaning: Relased to the Masses


      Big Smile

    • littleguru
      Rory wrote:
      
      JohnAskew wrote: 
      littleguru wrote: Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?


      Just guessing, but I think he was referring to the video


      I would LOVE to download Vista. But it won't happen for a while.
    • Rory
      JohnAskew wrote:
      
      Rory wrote: 
      JohnAskew wrote: 
      littleguru wrote: Great news! Downloading right now.
      We have been waiting so long for this to happen...


      From Connect or where?


      Just guessing, but I think he was referring to the video


      Thanks, I'm too excited to think straight.


      As well you should be - one of the bonuses of working on campus (as opposed to being out in the field) is that I was here for RTM, and I'm writing to you from an RTM box (or at least close enough that it doesn't matter).

      And it's good stuff.
    • raymond
      Congratulations to the Windows Vista team for their great efforts.

      Thank you for supporting the Channel 9 Community.

      Cool
    • fdezjose

      Congratulations Jim and ALL the Windows Team. I can't wait until January 30th and get the retail version. It's been fun following Vista's developement.
      Do you people remember the first builds that were leaked? 54015, 4029, 4051... That good old Longhorn...

       

      Great job! Smiley

    • Kevin Daly
      I haven't had time to watch the video yet (it's Thursday morning here and time to leave for work), but congratulations to Jim and everyone involved.

      I can't wait for it to hit MSDN (the weekend sometime maybe?) so I can get my hot little hands on it at last, I have a new PC primed and waiting Smiley

    • Kevin Daly
      Rory wrote:
      
      As well you should be - one of the bonuses of working on campus (as opposed to being out in the field) is that I was here for RTM, and I'm writing to you from an RTM box (or at least close enough that it doesn't matter).

      And it's good stuff.


      I have a meeting with a couple of local Microsofties in about an hour...I feel very sorry for them having to be sober Smiley

      On the tablet subject, I hope against hope that we'll see drivers for the (sadly and cruelly orphaned) HP TC1100 at some stage, since I have one from work that I'd love to upgrade eventually.
    • iCe.NET
      YAY! Cool
    • DigitalDud
      Congrats on the RTM guys!

      Totally agree with Jim on the memory usage, 2+ gigs is the way to go.
    • Rory
      DigitalDud wrote:
      Congrats on the RTM guys!

      Totally agree with Jim on the memory usage, 2+ gigs is the way to go.


      ?

      Depending on what you're doing.

      My tablet has 1 gig on it, and it's doing just fine - that's running Photoshop and other such apps.

      Would I rather have 2 gigs? I'd rather have 20.

      But, if you've only got a gig, then you're fine. I think that the memory needs of Vista have been blown a bit out of proportion. It does require more than XP, and I wouldn't recommend running on 512 (unless you're just going to browse the web - but how many niners are going to be doing something that simple?), but a gig is sufficient.
    • LaBomba
      great guy, jim allchin.

      nice interview.

      congrats to the vista team on shipping! Smiley
    • Secret​Software
      You did not ask him why he is retiring after windows ships?:O
    • JohnAskew
      "I believe in the transparency [of channel 9]".

      Jim Allchin is a wise man. I'm glad to be a 9er and I believe in transparency also -- I think it is something that will help change our culture's landscape in a myriad of ways, and it's on a logarithmic curve right now.

      I'm ready for Vista.
    • Bydia
      Where can we download the medical demo?
      Online demos are great but would be nice if I could show my friends/ coworkers.
    • eddwo
      Bydia wrote:
      Where can we download the medical demo?
      Online demos are great but would be nice if I could show my friends/ coworkers.


      That would be here
    • Lundberg
      Nice video and great work! =)
    • Lon^
      I have to say that I found roughly the first half of the video quite unimpressive really with the GUI changes and Apps and stuff I mean I know its showing off these new APIs and things but if developers really wanted to they could implement these newsreaders etc.

      The second half, wow! thats a totally different story and I am quite sad that it seemed the video seemed to finish just as we were getting to what vista IMO is really about. The performance monitoring is going to be sooo handy when things are chugging along and you have no idea why, and then there was the ready boost stuff which obviously only the OS can offer but then the real beast is that self repair system. That is something that really needs the OS to do it, I mean you have things from sysinternals but they dont automatically try and repair the system in clever ways like what was mentioned. I wouldnt agree entirely with "you have to be a magician to fix things" Wink but I can see this is going to be immensly handy with all the spyware,viruses, dodgy drivers (the list goes on!) flying about these days. Good stuff!
    • damage-inc
      Great interview!

      I hope Jim sticks around Microsoft.

      Charles you should talk to the folks who did the NY Times app or the contoso app.

    • Charles
      damage-inc wrote:
      Great interview!

      I hope Jim sticks around Microsoft.

      Charles you should talk to the folks who did the NY Times app or the contoso app.



      Will do. I agree about Jim. He's one of our visionary leaders.....
      C
    • dahat

      Maybe it’s just me, but Jim has always seemed like a more laid back and humble guy in comparison to Bill and Steve (at least on video) and so I’m even more thrilled about an interview with him... shame it’ll be the last until his band goes big time.

      We'll miss ya Jim!

    • staceyw
      Nice job Jim.  Rock on Smiley
    • rjdohnert
      Happy retirement Jim
    • amotif

      Nice interview. Smiley

      Charles,

      When you mention creating a Media Center add-in for C9, can I assume that you folks are planning on using Vista's RSS engine to download the C9 Videos feed (maybe Podcasts, too) and using the RSS engine's capability to automatically download the video file (background transfer via BITS, of course) and make that available for viewing?

      Please?

      Just an idea I've had. Smiley

    • Nick Manley
      Congratulations on shipping!  Wink

      I bet you've been waiting a long time for this moment.  You guys work so hard and your efforts are so under appreciated.  A friend of mine has RC2 on his computer and can hardly wait to get Vista in January.  I hope you guys have a massive party to celebrate!  Enjoy!
    • stunna
      Does anyone know the specs on the laptop used in the video?
    • earnshaw
      Vista RTM is great!  Congratulations.  Now then...

      One of the applications shown is "...absolutely trivial to do.", so where may one find the footnote that directs Developers to the one-pager that demonstrates how trivial it is?

      Heck, I'd settle for directions to a 900 page book that demonstrates how trivial it is.
    • Boomport
      I'll be greatful for Vista later after I have kicked the tires and drove it around the block (I own 2 copys of ME:( ). 

      Thank You for channel 9!  Best thing Microsoft has done.
    • Charles
      amotif wrote:
      

      Nice interview.

      Charles,

      When you mention creating a Media Center add-in for C9, can I assume that you folks are planning on using Vista's RSS engine to download the C9 Videos feed (maybe Podcasts, too) and using the RSS engine's capability to automatically download the video file (background transfer via BITS, of course) and make that available for viewing?

      Please?

      Just an idea I've had.



      Erik or Sampy own this. I'd imagine they are thinking about smart synchronization of content... They can speak to this.
      C

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