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Longhorn server still on track

The latest delay of Windows Vista has no impact on the ship date for Windows Server "Longhorn," the server version of the operating system, according to Microsoft.

"The timing for the final release of Windows Server 'Longhorn' remains 2007," a Microsoft representative said in a statement Tuesday. "Several broad test releases...are planned with the first being available to customers later this spring."

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista, which was also known by the Longhorn code name, would not be available on PCs until January, missing the important holiday shopping season. Earlier the company had said the computers with the operating system would be broadly available by year's end.

Microsoft has been developing Vista and Windows Server Longhorn alongside one another. The server has always been scheduled to ship after the client operating system because of longer testing.