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Old 07-28-2004, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a computer and I was wondering if Windows was going to come out with a new OS in the not to distant future. I'm, afraid if I buy xp then a new os will come out and i'll be "behind."
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Longhorn, the next version of Windows, is expected to debut in 2006 in 32 and 64-bit versions.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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EEEEeeeekkk! Thou hast speaketh'ed'ded the dreaded'deth'ded word!

No seriously. I work in the same office building as a Microsoft branch office. If you walk by a crowd of them and mutter "longhorn" they scatter like you've dropped a stink bomb.

And really...Who's stupid idea was it to call the next version "LongHorn"? Think of yourself saying that to a customer or support requester, and hum it to yerself.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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shoobierat, longhorn is its codename, they always have codenames before final release.

buy the xp, if you don't want to buy it, i highly recommend getting linux, its free.
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Windows 2003 came out after XP, and is currently the latest Windows.

They're are versions of Longhorn that has been released into P2P but they are very buggy.
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I know it's a codename. Longhorn is just a dumb name, especially for public info.

Second, I do use XP, both at home and at work, and I do use 2003, both at home and at work.

Lastly, "if you don't want to buy it, i highly recommend getting linux, its free"...

HA!

Even IF everything I used ran on Linux with the same functionality, compatability, and feel...I'm not running to Linux just because I don't want to pay money for the operating system I'm running on. (Because, you know, it's so -wrong- for a company to develope products for money.)
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Old 07-29-2004, 01:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Windows 2003 came out after XP, and is currently the latest Windows.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but Windows 2003 is the name of the latest Server OS edition - not desktop.
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I know it's a codename. Longhorn is just a dumb name, especially for public info.
uh-huh... and if you were a MS developer, what codename would you have given - pray tell.


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Lastly, "if you don't want to buy it, i highly recommend getting linux, its free"...

HA!

Even IF everything I used ran on Linux with the same functionality, compatability, and feel...I'm not running to Linux just because I don't want to pay money for the operating system I'm running on.
As I read Xotix's posting it seemed to me he was merely giving you a suggestion in a cordial way rather than insinuating that you're a dumba*s.

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Longhorn will not be out until 2005 last I heard. The way it's going, I won't be surprised if it's delayed to 2006. Dont' wait to build your new PC - you can always install XP and upgrade when the next version comes out.
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Old 07-29-2004, 02:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you're right lone wolf, windows server 2003 is designed for mid-high range servers, not for desktops.

LOL, dats funny.

LOL, that even funnier, yea i was just giving some options.
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If you think the name Longhorn is dumb, Microsoft is planning on releasing a Windows ME style interim version called Windows XP Reloaded to bridge the gap between XP and Longhorn.
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