Microsoft is very late with Longhorn Vista, again, and hope to deliver it late next year by removing all the interesting new things and focus on the easy stuff like implementing Microsoft “innovation” like Dashboard — pretty and useless.

In the process heads rolled they reorganized and started from scratch with a lean and clean code base, and sold that to the media as a great victory, and The Wall Street Journal lick it up, while The Register is somewhat more realistic.

Be sure to read todays UserFriendly strip, it is a pretty good comment too.