It was bound to happen sooner or later, and those of you that have been participating in the betas have seen it be transformed, from its initial release so many years ago. Windows Vista has finally gone gold, five years after Windows XP hit the shelves. Retail availability is a little over 2 months away, businesses availability will be the end of this month and MSDN subscribers will be able to get the final release before the end of this week. Microsoft's site itself has some info on availability, though there's really not a whole lot more to say. Vista Ultimate will still come with a $399 pricetag for retail, and Vista Home Basic will have a $199 pricetag. It was just two days ago that Office 2007 also went gold.