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 Jim Allchin - “We're going to blow out the holiday season.”
 Jim Allchin - “We needed a few more weeks. We decided to optimize it for the entire industry.”
 Jim Allchin - “Developers building embedded devices now have an open, reliable platform from which they can create innovative new solutions and bring them to market faster than ever, ... These solutions based on Windows NT Embedded 4.0 will enable customers to streamline and automate processes through the use of a wide range of new intelligent devices.”
 Jim Allchin - “Developers building embedded devices now have an open, reliable platform from which they can create innovative new solutions and bring them to market faster than ever. These solutions based on Windows NT Embedded 4.0 will enable customers to streamline and automate processes through the use of a wide range of new intelligent devices.”
 Jim Allchin - “We're just trying to be responsive to their concerns and also be forthright about where we are in terms of being a few weeks late for quality.”
 Jim Allchin - “We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself.”
 Jim Allchin - “This is a blockbuster release. It takes a lot of time to do the appropriate qualifications, and also some of the manufacturers have their systems built off-shore. Those come by things like boats . So there's logistics that has to take place here.”
 Jim Allchin - “Our industry partners, as you probably know, during the December selling season, need quite a bit of time, and an extremely high level of confidence and certainty about that period of time. Now, we've been in discussions with them, and in order for all the industry to be ready, instead of just part of the industry, we've decided to prioritize around the customer and partner satisfaction for the broad availability, to be in January of 2007. This will ensure great out-of-the-box experience for Windows Vista customers, and ensure that all of our partners are prepared at the same time.”
 Jim Allchin - “The first step is protection from doing things inadvertently or warning you about the level of impact it could have. Then, if you let something in, Defender is there to (warn you) and you can undo it. If the thing gets in and has really done some awful things, using the equivalent of System Restore in Windows XP you can back up time and undo it.”
 Jim Allchin - “I don't understand how IE 4.0 is going to win. My conclusion is we must leverage Windows more. We should first think of an integrated solution.”
 Jim Allchin - “That's why Sidebar is something important. You will be able to put it to the side and just watch it on the periphery, and the wide screen allows this.”
 Jim Allchin - “That's why Sidebar is something important. You will be able to put it to the side and just watch it on the periphery, and the widescreen allows this.”
 Jim Allchin - “This is something we will be much more hard-core about in the coming years than we have been in the past.”
 Jim Allchin - “We are going to continue working on all the aspects that we think are quality That means backwards compatibility, performance--security is a big thing. As you know, safety and security have been a driving factor in this release all along ... We know what we need to do in order to make this system one that people are going to be able to feel safe and secure with when they get it.”
 Jim Allchin - “Quality was the No. 1 thing that we focused on here, and we feel good enough to lock that date in. It would have been nice to make the back-to-school time frame for pre-loading, but quality came first.”
 Jim Allchin - “Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform.”
 Jim Allchin - “Its not new work that were adding. It's simply ... work in continuing to make this the most safe and secure system thats ever been.”
 Jim Allchin - “Where we sit today, things are going according to plan, and we're feeling very good. But I always like to preface that as I did with Windows 2000, Windows XP quality is the thing that will dictate if we're ready to go. So if we have any problems in quality, I'll slip this product. It's the thing that is at the top of my mind.”
 Jim Allchin - “That held true last week when the 15-year Microsoft veteran revealed he would retire at the end of next year. If you want to make a difference, and you see something that can be improved, then don't talk--improve it, ... My dream is for a much more agile, quality-driven engineering organization with fewer roadblocks and more open highway to speed on. ... Now, let's ship, ship, ship”
 Jim Allchin - “If you want to make a difference, and you see something that can be improved, then don't talk--improve it. My dream is for a much more agile, quality-driven engineering organization with fewer roadblocks and more open highway to speed on. ... Now, let's ship, ship, ship”
 Jim Allchin - “Security is a big thing. Safety and security has been a diving factor in this release all along. We know what we need to do to in order to make this system one that people are going to be able to feel safe and secure when they get it.”
 Jim Allchin - “There is a few weeks' delay because the partners had asked. This is a major release and it takes a lot of time to do the appropriate qualifications. Some of the manufacturers have their systems built off shore. There are logistics that have to take place here and we are not experts on that.”
 Jim Allchin - “We still feel very good we can get it to broad availability this year. If the team gets in trouble about quality, I will delay this product.”
 Jim Allchin - “I am fine now, but I made a decision then to retire at the end of 2006.”
 Jim Allchin - “The industry was asking for more certainty. We made a decision to move the date so everybody could be aligned.”

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