Microsoft says rewriting 60% of Vista is speculation

Posted on Sunday, March 26 2006 @ 20:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A spokesperson for Microsoft told the press that the reports about having the rewrite 60% of Windows Vista are speculation with no demonstrable basis in fact.
An Australian trade publication,, published the report, quoting an unnamed Microsoft source. It said the software maker has pulled employees from its Xbox gaming division to rewrite up to 60 percent of the Vista code slated to be unveiled at the 2007 CES show in Las Vegas.

Microsoft flatly denied the report. The company is working on security, testing and polish -– "not writing new code," according to a spokesperson, who added: Windows Vista is on track for the November launch of the enterprise version and the January 2007 release of the consumer version. "There aren't any Xbox developers moving over to the Windows Vista team."
More details over at Internet News.

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