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CNET News.com: Microsoft delays beta of Millennium OS

Sep 28, 1999, 21:01 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles)

"Microsoft's announcement last week touting a first version of its Millennium operating system was a bit premature... the beta version has not yet been shipped to testers."

"Delays in software development are fairly routine, and for Microsoft this is hardly new territory. Windows 2000, the corporate OS that is expected to debut at the Comdex trade show in November, has been pushed back repeatedly. Windows 98, the consumer operating system Millennium is designed to replace, was also delayed. Microsoft's popular Office 2000 software suite was delayed several times, too."

"Millennium is the company's final release in its Windows 98 trilogy, which includes the original Windows 98 as well as Windows 98, Second Edition. After Millennium, which is due late next year in its final form, Microsoft will shift its next consumer operating system to the Windows 2000 code base, which is considered more stable than the Windows 98 family of products."

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