Monday, August 30, 2004

ShortHorn and Long XP

I am trying to make some meaning out of all the misguiding press relases and Interviews from the dark side about Longhorn changes.

Longhorn now to be called ShortHorn:
* WinFS is not part of the Longhorn2006 release.

WinxowsXP now to be called LongXP:
* Avalon and Indigo will be available on XP and Windows 2003.

What does this mean?
* Avalon being available for WindowsXP is a big push to Avalon based based applications.
* This would bring out the ugly mixed applications that are needs interoperability between Avalon and Windows Forms.
* All the killer apps that are going to be based on WinFS are going to wait little longer.
* Longhorn is not a "Many shoots at moon" anymore. Its just an incremental release over XP.
* Longhorn Client OS to be released in 2006 and Server OS to be released in 2007.

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