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CRN: Microsoft Janus Will Follow Win 2000 Rollout

Jul 13, 1999, 18:12 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

Thanks to dmitchell for this link.

"Microsoft's planned launch of its Windows 2000 server this fall will be a modest prelude to a planned Unix killer that will debut next year.

"Janus, the code name ascribed to the company's Windows 2000 Data Center Server under development, will feature advanced clustering services such as robust fail-over and load balancing features as well as support for 16 processors out of the box..."

"One VAR said Janus will let Windows 2000 play in the big leagues. "This is supposed to have the power of Unix... Microsoft is afraid of Linux and they need this new product to be more robust, stable, and Web-oriented. Linux today is a toy techies play with but as it matures and becomes more user friendly, it will be a more serious threat. [Janus] will build upon [the] base of NT with Unix-like power and compatibility."

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