- Apr 12, 2001
After years in development, and some delays, Microsoft's Vista launched to consumers today.
CNet and The New York Times report on the launch itself, which was met with only minimal excitement compared to the Windows 95 launch:
But the launch itself was a quiet affair in a midtown CompUSA store (the chain had organized midnight events at several of its stores), where it seemed like there were just as many reporters and camera crews as there were customers hoping to take home a copy of Vista.
Meanwhile, for Intel Mac owners interested in trying the new operating system, Gizmodo reports only limited graphical support for Microsoft's operating system under Parallels, but some forum users have had success installing Vista on Bootcamp.