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March 22, 2006 at 1:28 PM

Vista delayed, now who pays?

Microsoft’s decision to postpone the consumer release of Vista until 2007 isn’t likely to hurt the company’s earnings, but expect some fallout internally.

“Fire the leadership now!” screamed the heading of the Microsoft insider blog Mini-Microsoft. The company may bring in well respected Senior Vice President Steven Sinofsky from Office to shake up the Windows division even sooner than Jim Allchin retires, reports The Wall Street Journal.

While some PC makers played down the delay, one thing seems clear from so much Internet buzz today: Retailers aren’t the only ones unhappy about the slip.

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