Analysts said that the date was probably on the money.
According to Amazon, the retail versions of Windows Vista will ship the second-to-last day of January, with prices set to range from $99.95 for the Home Basic upgrade to $399 for the full version of Ultimate. As of mid-day Tuesday, the pre-order listings remained viewable on Amazon.
Amazon staked Vista's retail versions at:
-- Windows Vista Home Basic: $99.95 (upgrade), $199 (full version) -- Windows Vista Home Premium: $159 (upgrade), $239 (full version) -- Windows Vista Business: $199 (upgrade), $299 (full version) -- Windows Vista Ultimate: $259 (upgrade), $399 (full version)