According to BusinessWeek it is possible that Microsoft is planning to launch Windows Vista a lot earlier than expected.
Business Week has received a copy of the internal blog of Vole executive Chris Jones,which said that he will not get his bonus if Vista is not shipped with high quality and with the 'soul intact' by August 31st, 2006.
This means that Vole clearly wants the OS out in time for people to put the operating system under their Crimbo trees. Although we are not sure how much of a Christmas rush there will be for operating systems.
This would be almost a half year sooner as Microsoft stated Vista won't hit the shops until December 2006. More info over here.