The latest feature to be stripped out of Microsoft's upcoming Vista operating system is PC to PC synchronization.
Microsoft cites quality concerns, while the scuttlebutt says it is because a large part of the code would need re-writing to be secure. Whichever it is, Microsoft has a problem.
Technically oriented observers have been down on the delays and continuously shrinking feature list for quite a while now. After all the fuss, even the man or woman on the street, who generally could care less about operating systems, are now starting to remark upon Microsoft's "failure" to produce a viable product. It is very plain that it will take a LOT of doing for MS to overcome it's ever more sullied reputation.