It may look and ride like a brute, but the 2013 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn offers luxurious appointments and loads of good dashboard tech for the 21st-century cowboy.
It's more than 18 months away, but Microsoft is firming up plans for the next member of the Windows operating system family: Longhorn. Read our First Take.
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The Ram Laramie is a truck with a weird message. High-plains cowboy meets tech-savvy individual, and it actually pulls it off.
The software maker has put a halt to an effort by a group of developers that wanted to build an operating system on top of an early test version of the Vista predecessor.
The company makes Beta 3 widely available, as it aims to finalize the code by year's end.
Software maker says it has added to Longhorn Server since the last major test version and that the OS is on track for release later this year.
Strategy for the next version of Windows Server is underlined with the formal launch of the PowerShell scripting engine.
Release makes tweaks in performance and stability, but there's still another beta to come before launch of server OS.
Windows Vista and its server counterpart are starting to go their separate ways. But come next fall, the two systems will converge.
For the second time, a Microsoft Web site has affirmed Windows Server 2008 as the official name for Longhorn Server