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Paul Thurrott says…Vista December CTP Due Monday

December 17th, 2005 by Patrick S

Everyone’s favourite news journalist Paul Thurrott from WindowsITPro has announced that Vistas CTP will indeed be released to testers on Monday. By crikey what doesn’t this man know?

“Sources at Microsoft have told me that the eagerly-awaited December Community Technical Preview (CTP) build of Windows Vista will be delivered to beta testers on Monday. According to my sources, the CTP is build 5270 (5270.x86fre.winmain_idx03.051212-1830).
In various meetings with the Windows Vista team last week, I was told on the record that the December CTP would be build 5276 “give or take one build.” I was shown both builds 5270 and 5276 at the time.”

Hopefully the man is right,
Vista testers have been anticipating the launch of the Vista CTP for a long time. This build will most probably be a benchmark compared to previous builds-in the sense that hopefully we can have a taste of high stability and improved performance. To be honest…I cannot wait!
(Sorry if this news is a tad old)

-Patrick S

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3 Responses

  1. Zack Says:

    I hope he’s bloody right this time… I can’t wait for the Dec. CTP to come out. I’m sick of being on the beta program and not having a beta to test!! Whats the point in filing bugs on an old build when the other side of the beta, others are bugging on the new build – our bugs will be obsolete!! 😮

  2. Patrick E Says:

    I can confirm that at least one Microsoft source I have has been running Build 5270 for quite sometime now — which would confirm the fact that that build is indeed more than just another daily build. We’ll see…

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Lol I wanted to emphasize this post more to you Zack-since you are good friends and such. But yes I hope it is too…So I can grab it before the last of my net runs out.