According to Microsoft exec Jim Allchin, Windows Vista isn't on track for RTM
(release to manufacturing) on the its target date of October 25. Allchin says they're still "in pretty good shape" but that Vista doesn't yet fulfill all five categories they're looking at before RTM: reliability, security, performance, driver coverage and application compatibility. Allchin is confident they're still on track for Vista's January 2007 launch, but the delay will undoubtedly push back the launch to corporate customers, which Microsoft has said will be before the end of the year. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, who interviewed Allchin, has placed her wager on an early November RTM and a November 30 business launch.