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  • Microsoft, regulators to meet over Longhorn

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    The DOJ and the states that settled with Microsoft are still in the process of reviewing XP SP2, but already there are plans to meet and go over Longhorn to make sure it complies with the settlement: Microsoft is slated to meet with federal and state
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  • Longhorn May Blend Tablet PC, Media Center

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    Though not earth shattering for anyone who has been following Longhorn, PC World is running a new article that says Microsoft plans to drop the "Home" and "Pro" tags and could make Tablet PC and Media Center features part of the core operating system
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  • Longhorn makes Wired 2004 Vaporware List

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    Eagerly awaiting Longhorn? So is everyone else. That's why the operating system made Wired's 2004 Vaporware list , in the number 3 position. I guess it will be on the list next near now too. The list is meant to be funny, and for the most part it is.
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  • Microsoft, Citrix renew ties for Longhorn

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    Citrix Systems Inc., manufacturer of popular access products for Windows Server recently announced with Microsoft an extension of their partnership that covers Longhorn: The five-year agreement will provide Citrix continued access to Microsoft Windows
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  • New Concept Video Posted

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    MSDN posted a new Longhorn Concept Video yesterday focusing on Emergency Response Services : Watch David Weller describe how Accela helps cities set the bar for next-generation Emergency Response Services. Government agencies, citizens, and businesses
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  • Longhorn to put squeeze on gadgets

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    From CNET News.com : Windows makes it easy to quickly download files to iPods and other portable storage devices--a little too easy in the minds of many IT managers. In the next version of Windows, Microsoft will give big companies an easy way to block
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  • Longhorn to lose WinFS

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    The new plan for Longhorn does not include WinFS . By removing WinFS, Microsoft hopes to be able to ship Longhorn in 2006 - around the time they expect WinFS to be in beta. There are also plans to have Avalon and Indigo (previously known about Indigo
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  • Is the flaw in SP2 really a flaw?

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    According to a News.com article , an independent researcher has found a flaw that affects Internet Explorer users - even those who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 . The article says "An attacker using the flaw could install a program on a victim
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  • Longhorn Counter-Point

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    Seems that fellow Longhorn blogger Robert McLaws isn't the only one speculating on WinFS! John Udell has started a series of questions about the pillars of Longorn by asking some questions about the database technology. But what is a good point without
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  • The risk of scaling back Longhorn

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    A recent article on News.com claims that Microsoft is scaling back certain features of Longhorn in order to make a 2006 launch date a reality. BusinessWeek also talks about how Longhorn is getting its horns clipped . The News.com article goes on to say
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  • Alpha Due out 2004!

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    As you might have guessed from reading my previous posts, I like to try and keep up to date on the Longhorn timeline. This is partly due to the fact that I cannot wait, but also partly because whenever I tell someone about Longhorn, their first question
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  • Don't Install VS 2005 CP on Longhorn

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    I know Adam Kinney asked about this yesterday, but I figured there must be some people like me who tend to read new posts before reading comments on old posts, so I figured I should post it: DO NOT INSTALL VISUAL STUDIO 2005 COMMUNITY PREVIEW ON LONGHORN
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  • CONFIRMED: Windows Server BEFORE Longhorn

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    In this News.com interview , Bill Gates confirms that Microsoft will release a new Windows Server operating system before Longhorn is launched. "We will have a new server release that will likely come up before Longhorn," Gates said. As you might expect
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  • Please Don't Do It Microsoft!

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    News is abound today about Microsoft considering offering a refresh of Windows XP, you can read about it at News.com . As much as I love the Matrix and would love to see a Windows XP Reloaded, I hope it doesn't happen, and here's why: It would be a shame
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  • A Longhorn Wish

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    I had the unfortunate experience of formatting my computer and reinstalling Windows XP over the last two days (reason was hardware related). After installing XP again, I thought of a couple things I would love to see in Longhorn. The first being no restarts
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  • Preparing for Longhorn

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    The second chapter of Karsten Januszewski's patterns and practices book entitled "Developer Guide to Migration and Interoperability in 'Longhorn'" has been posted on MSDN and is worth a read, especially for anyone brand new to what good things Longhorn
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  • Longhorn pre-Beta 1 For All!

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    Well this news is definitely excellent as far as I am concerned because I am unable to attend PDC and get a free copy of Longhorn. WinNetMag is reporting that Microsoft will make Longhorn pre-Beta 1 available for a small fee and also ship it for free
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  • News from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

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    Microsoft's senior vice president of the Windows client business group, Will Poole, delivered the last keynote on Friday and had these comments on Longhorn. He indicates the timeframe for Longhorn is 2005-2006...is this the first time a Microsoft executive
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  • This Community Rocks!

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    Hello! First of all a huge thanks to Robert McLaws for the site, my blog, and the introduction! I really like this site and I think its a wonderful idea, I am extremely happy to be a part of this growing community. So a quick introduction - my name is
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