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In a BusinessWeek article, spookily dated 19th April, I’ve read that Microsoft is currently backtracking significantly on Longhorn functionality.   Longhorn is now expected to ship in first half of 2006 with reduced features.   The article specifically suggests that the new OO filing system (WinFS) will be cut down to work on local machines only – i.e., won’t be network-enabled.   The full WinFS won’t be introduced until the end of the decade.   I remember the early 90’s when Microsoft said we would have all this stuff in place by 1994 – anyone remember Cairo?   Mmmm.   1994 – 2010.  A 16 year slip!!

 http://yahoo.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_16/b3879009_mz001.htm

 and see the sidebar at http://news.com.com/2009-1017_3-857509.html for an interesting stroll down memory lane.

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 2:03 PM Microsoft watch | Back to top


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Yeah and 640 KB of memory ought to be enough for everybody :)
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