Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2005 12:24 UTC
Windows Vista Beta 1 and Longhorn Server Beta 1 include a new implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite known as the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. The Next Generation TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both IPv4 and IPv6 that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies. Elsewhere, will Office 12 be named... Office Mondo?
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Non-viral software
by timosa on Wed 28th Sep 2005 14:29 UTC
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Maybe Microsoft wan'ts to get rid of open-source netstack which is part of the "viral software". Also they have now tool to make life of non-Microsoft systems difficult in Microsoft-only LANs that may require the next generation net stack for increased security etc. Probably Microsoft even dream of Windows-only Internet in distant future.

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RE: Non-viral software
by on Wed 28th Sep 2005 16:52 in reply to "Non-viral software"
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Actually the BSD netscack isn't "viral software", since the BSD-license isn't a "viral" license.

It's either marketing hype or a de-commoditized protocol created in an attempt to create a vendor lock-in on the internet.

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