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OpenAddict: Has Microsoft Conceded the Desktop OS Market to Linux?

Nov 17, 2006, 00:15 (8 Talkback[s])

"The Windows Vista project began life in 2001 as Codename Longhorn and was originally planned to be an interim 2003 release between Windows XP and the next major Windows OS. Microsoft developers kept adding features to Longhorn that were slated for the major OS thereby delaying the project and prompting Microsoft to scrap the current code and start fresh with the Windows Server 2003 codebase. Microsoft ambitiously hoped to add much touted new features like a new WinFS file system based on a relational database and the Next Generation Secure Code Base (NBSCB) but these features were later dropped. After 5 years of development, delays and dropped features, Longhorn became what we now know as Windows Vista. Currently, it's planned for a 1Q 2007 release date for the general public..."

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