Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 09:27 UTC, submitted by Eshton Browner
Windows Microsoft revealed a software known as Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, designed as a stopgap measure that turns older PCs that aren't ready to replace into more modern and secure systems, but in the process also makes them less than full-fledged computers. Formerly known by its Eiger code name, Windows Fundamentals gives those PCs some of the security benefits of XP but essentially turns the machines into thin clients, able to run only a few programs locally, with most software needing to run remotely from a server.
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I wonder...
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 13th Jul 2006 11:20 UTC
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2006-05-19

I wonder if the long term goal is to use MS servers over the internet. Kind of goes with their internet office suite we have all heard so much about. Of course, if you are turning your older PCs into MS zombies, it won't run Google's internet offerings. If you are old enough to remember the phrase "DOS isn't done until lotus won't run" you will understand what I mean.

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RE: I wonder...
by Sphinx on Thu 13th Jul 2006 13:33 in reply to "I wonder..."
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2005-07-09

I was wondering why they would bother, makes sense now. Wonder if the movie, "The Eiger Sanction", had any role in the code name choice, as in they're giving you more rope... or cutting it.

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