“The Grand Old Duke of York is clearly in charge of Microsoft’s operating systems roadmaps for, having marched Longhorn up to the top of a distant (2005, said his Billness) hill earlier this year, he has now marched it straight back down again. Longhorn, the next version of Windows XP, will not after all be a 2005 product, but will quite possibly be a next year product after all.” Read the article at TheRegister.
Next XP revision Longhorn a 2003, Client-only Product?
2002-11-11 Windows 5 Comments
It’s probably my perception; but, that was about the worst written article I had read in a long time. I’m not sure what it was supposed to have relayed to the reader; but, since I don’t use MS products, I’m sure I won’t be affected.
the only defense for the author may be that the author may have succeeded too well in trying to convey the convoluted discombulations of MS pr announcements that move it’s products in and out of vapourware realms more dizzingly than a streetfair mountebank’s routine of guess which cup the pea is under.
Where is that Clarica guy when you need him ?
“Now, with .NET Server 2003 due in early 2003, if Microsoft is syncing its server and client OS release dates (yes, we know, if it really is doing this why is it .NET Server 2003, but Microsoft has been ‘officially’ syncing them, even though it isn’t doing it really) then it ought to have another rev of .NET Server out at the same time as Longhorn.”
Gee. I had to read that sentence four times to make some sense of it. The article assumes this revised roadmap for MS:
2003 – NET server, Longhorn client
2005 – Blackcomb server and client
2003 – NET server
2005 – Longhorn server / client
200? – Blackcomb
I *think* … This article really is trying to read the tea leaves in a cup of coffee.
Just a clever way to get peoples attention focused on Longhorn itself whenever it does come out.
anybody remember when “windows 98” was going to be “windows 97”?
that guy with the guess which cup its under game may be a shady character… but he knows how to draw a lot more attention to the little old lady across the way with vanilla wafers layed out in plain view that everybody passes by uncaringly to see what all the fuss is about
I understand what she say, oposite of no. She means to tell, like the tail of 2 seas, not cities. Of the great Longhorn to ever travel up the gulf and into our computer systems monitor.
This makes about as much sense.