The End of Operating Systems? 1

Another delay in the rollout of Microsoft’s Windows Vista. At this rate, the *next* version, after Vista, won’t roll out until after the 20th anniverary of the commercial Web browser. By then, I have to think, virtually all of the action in software will have shifted to the network in one way or another. Microsoft is fighting an uphill battle — valiantly fighting, but struggling. I wonder if this is the last time it seriously tries to push the boulder up the hill.