Windows Vista releases to manufacturing!
According to the Windows Vista team blog, Windows Vista has released to manufacturing (RTM):
"And just what is this so-called RTM? It’s the major milestone where we can confidently say that Microsoft is done with Windows Vista and will be handing it off to our industry partners: PC makers, ISVs and IHVs. They in turn will continue to ramp-up in earnest now that the target is locked -- for example, by refining hardware drivers -- in order to complete the cycle and make Windows Vista available via retail channels on 30 January 2007. On that date Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system will be available to customers around the world."
Detailed Vista RTM Questions and Answers are here. Check out Charles Torre interviewing Jim Allchin over at Channel 9.