Microsoft Corp is doing a U-turn on its Longhorn roadmap, with plans for a server operating system version alongside the long-expected client due in 2006. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed Friday that there will be a Longhorn server sometime after the company delivers the Longhorn client OS.
Longhorn Server Back on Microsoft Roadmap
2004-04-26 Windows 8 Comments
They solved a problem or somthing now, then they say: ok.
If they encounter a new problem it will go away?
Shure they like to have it as a server as well. MS like to sell/make money
Longhorn server is meant to replace Windows 2003 Server or will it have a different use?
Flip flop flip flop… though I guess it *is* hard to plot out a software roadmap for several years of development and not flip flop a bit.
If they were a company that delivered on promises, I might think they were announcing this because they thought they could produce something worth customers’ money, but given their track record, despite any lack of other information I might have, I still get the deep impression that they’re just trying to suck the cash cow.
First they said it’d be ready when it was ready. Now they sound a little impatient, like they just want to make more money faster. I wouldn’t doubt if that was the plan all along; to keep working on something that half delivers while telling people what they need to hear to keep them from switching.
If Longhorn isn’t just as good as they make it sound, why should any consumer trust them beyond thereafter? I guess we could say that about a lot of previous releases, though…
most of Microsoft’s customers no longer pay for a new OS. We have a kind of rental agreement so I think new servers are great, I get the latest technology when I want it. As long as the old ones don’t lose support this is a good thing. Server 2003 is good, but I feel there are some new things that could be added already. Linux has new versions and features all the time and now that MS doesn’t have to extort more money and risk annoying people they can do the same thing and good on them.
I doubt I’d use it live for a while but it’s nice to play with on a test server! it also adds value to the new licencing model too.
dude….you are whacked out…..the License Subscription is one of the biggest scams in the entire world. Most MS shops even agree to this…..lay off the crack dude…..do the math and I bet you pay more money with the subscription then you do by buying the MS products after a SP has come out.
most of Microsoft’s customers no longer pay for a new OS.
What planet are you from guy?
..that too many of Microsoft’s customers are still running Win 98 and Win 2000.
Microsoft’s biggest problem is getting consumers and corporations to upgrade. It’s not happening nearly to the degree they’d like.
and without networked WinFS what’s the point? won’t they just turn out a newer version immeadiately afterwards that makes the longhorn server worthless?
but i guess that doesn’t matter to people who get the tech for “free”. ha! does the license subscription also cover the cost of actually migrating machines, profiles, apps, and settings as well?