Sunday, October 24, 2004

Windows XP Second Edition

[H]ard|OCP: "Windows XP: Second Edition:
This could be is a very good thing. Remembering how Windows 98 and Windows 98SE worked, this may mean that Windows XP will be supported for a long time to come. That means you, the consumer, can save your $$$ because you won't have to buy a new OS.

Speaking yesterday at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that a number of important security initiatives were underway for Windows, some of which would be part of a pre-Longhorn 'Release 2' for Windows XP. Beyond noting this, Ballmer did not disclose any details regarding when we might see R2, or just what it would contain. In fact, he didn't give any time frames for anything, be it Longhorn, Windows Server 2005, Office 12, or when Steinbrenner plans to make his life easier by recruiting Clone War rejects."

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