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PC Week: Windows 98: Not a lame duck after all?

Feb 01, 1999, 14:54 (15 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Rich for this link.

Microsoft is wavering on its plans to base Windows 2000 on the NT kernel.

"For at least two years, the Redmond, Wash., company has said that the next version of its desktop OS would be based on the NT kernel. Instead, Microsoft is now contemplating extending its venerable Windows 9x kernel for at least one more release, according to sources close to the company. Timing for the release of the beta and final code for this operating system update -- which may be called Windows 2000 Personal Edition, according to sources -- is uncertain."

"Almost all of Microsoft's developers are focused on getting Beta 3 [of Windows 2000] out the door."

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