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Longhorn?

Anyone know when the next version of windows, Longhorn, is supposed to ship?

I have a neighbor who has "upgrade-itis" who really DOESN'T need a new system but wants me to configure a new Dell system for him. I would hate to get him one only to have Longhorn come out in 3 or 4 months.

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Try here
This place should know as well as anyone else what Microsoft will do.

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re: longhorn

Don't know when it's scheduled for release but I would suggest that you wait for at least six months after release so MS can get the bugs out and issue the service packs!

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Not even targeted until 2006
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Beta soon, final next year...

The Microsoft 'Longhorn' Operating System is the next generation and is to arrive via a BETA version (mainly for developers to play with - others take your chances) by June. The final version is slated for the 2nd half of next year.

The 64bit is one of the features. For some time the 64 bit Intel Extended Memory Technology (EM64T) has been on the Zeon and Itanium 2 systems for businesses. There has been stories of Intel 64 bit processors being sold in Japan with the EM64T capabilities enabled, and are positioned primarily for uniprocessor servers and workstations. Some speculation/editors here in the USA seem to think the Intel 64 bit for home Pent 4 processors will be available by June, however Intel has not said anything about that, and will not comment on the Japan story. From what I read in the past, Intel does not want to release the 64-bit for Home use until the new Microsoft Operations WinXP is released that includes the 64bit....next year huh?

Intel has said the 955, 945G, and 945P Express Chipsets will be out in 2nd quarter (before June), and think they will be a little expensive. Also available then should be Intel's Dual-Core Processor.... quite expensive, like the current dual (SLI) Video Card computers. The Extreme Edition 3.73GHz procesor with 2MB level two cache is supposed to be introduced this year and will suppport EM64T.

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Hope they continue to call it Longhorn after its release

because everytime they release a new system, between the escalating cost and the early bugs, it's like getting the horns up your a$$ anyway.

Rob Boyter

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well ive used xp

for quit a few yrs ive never been happier .of course i know how to use and maintane my puter

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(NT) (NT) Me too Mark, just stirring the pot, you know.

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