Microsoft releases the business version of Vista, its new operating system the system. The system, years in the making, is years behind schedule. Retailers expect demand for Vista to be slow. In addition to new system requirements, some businesses fear the high cost of rolling it out.
Vista, the first major update since Windows XP, has a new look, along with new security features meant to thwart hackers and spyware. Consumers will be able to install Vista at the end of January 2007.
Technology webcaster/broadcaster Leo Laporte reports that if Microsoft's problems with viruses and spyware don't go away, the software giant could suffer greatly.