MS Longhorn Pushed to 2006

Is the latest delay of Microsoft's next-generation OS such a bad thing?

April 23, 2004

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A redesign and rebuild would let Microsoft add the security its OS has been lacking for years. It would enable Microsoft to design the system around 21st century technology, rather than around a kernel first written in the '90s--and repeatedly patched and retrofitted since.

A rewrite of the Microsoft OS would wipe the slate clean, and likely would take no longer than the already-nebulous 2006 release date. It would free developers from the antiquated spaghetti code that makes up the current Windows kernel. And it might build excitement around Windows, because the OS would be new, rather than the same old engine with a few new parts and a shined-up exterior.

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