Hey, it looks like I'm going win a bunch of $.07 bets (you know who you are...).
And just like that, Windows Vista rebounds. Years of delays, broken promises, and reduced expectations have dogged the Windows product team, which has been portrayed as hapless, indecisive, and unable to ship. But the recent release of a surprisingly good pre-Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build of Windows Vista, combined with internal information about Microsoft's expected completion today of the actual RC1 build it will ship widely in early September, suggests that the doomsayers will suddenly have a lot less to talk about.
Source: Suddenly, Windows Vista No Longer in Free Fall (Windows IT Pro)