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InfoWorld: Microsoft's Whistler gets unscheduled debut

Mar 22, 2000, 00:20 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Trott)

"Microsoft officials were trying to figure out Tuesday how a copy of Whistler, the next-generation version of consumer Windows that will be based on Windows 2000, was posted on the Internet for download."

"The internal build of Whistler was posted on "various college and Internet sites" Monday morning, according to a report on Active Network, a Windows-centric Web site at www.activewin.com...."

"According to ActiveWin, build 2211.1 of Whistler -- referred to as Whistler Windows 2001 -- looks similar to Windows 2000, but has added HTML enhancements that seem to be aimed at novice users. According to users who downloaded the alpha code, the control panel is an HTML interface by default."

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