Gr8Apes writes “Microsoft is clipping Longhorn to get the already-delayed follow-up to Windows XP out the door by 2006. MS has decided to remove some of the most ambitious features. Blackcomb is the version to follow Longhorn, and is expected at the end of the decade. The full new file system feature has been moved to Blackcomb. Other notable parts of the story, in MS’s efforts to get its DRM into play, a new version, Windows XP Premium will start shipping with new PCs, which will include a new version of the infamous Windows Media Player. This version will have the ability to shop at on-line stores like the one MS plans to launch later this year. It’s their move to ‘outflank Apple’.”
Archive | April 9, 2004
From his pulpit this week, Robert X. Cringely posts “The Once and Future King: Now the Only Way Microsoft Can Die is by Suicide.” That’s great news. I love cheering for the underdog, especially when all looks hopeless. Do read the column to the end: Cringely comes to the same conclusion I do: Microsoft’s Destiny Is Inevitable.