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    <center>Longhorn To Get NUI Foundation Platform
    Microsoft is working to add 'rich user interaction' to its next-generation Windows client.
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    While Microsoft isn't expected to talk about Longhorn at this week's SpeechTEK show in New York, the Redmond software maker is working to add speech and other "natural-user-interface" (NUI) technologies to its next-generation Windows operating system.
    Microsoft's Natural Interactive Services Division (NISD) has been working on a "NUI Platform" that is designed provide users with "rich interaction" (speech, handwriting, natural language and even machine learning). The NUI Platform is expected to debut in Longhorn, Microsoft's Windows client due to ship in 2005+.

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    <center>It's Official: No Longhorn Until 2006
    Microsoft execs have admitted publicly, at last, that Longhorn will not ship in 2005. Does it matter?
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    At Microsoft's worldwide partner conference this week, Microsoft finally admitted that Longhorn won't see the light of day until 2006. This isn't a guess on my part, educated or otherwise. Or flame bait. Or conjecture. This is straight from the horses' mouths.

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    <center>Microsoft unpacks details of Longhorn storage</center>

    The Longhorn edition of Microsoft's Windows operating system is at least two years away--but the company is revealing some details on how it intends to create a smooth transition from today's Windows PCs.

    One of the most significant enhancements to Longhorn is a data storage system called WinFS, technology designed to make information easier to find and view. Clearing up long-standing confusion, a Microsoft senior vice president said that WinFS will work with--not replace--the existing file system in Windows, called NTFS, when WinFS debuts in late 2005 or 2006.

    Successful co-existence of different file systems is important to ensuring a clean--and potentially quicker--transition to Longhorn, analysts say. A new file system that breaks with the storage system in Windows PCs today could be disruptive to end users. Also, Longhorn applications could encounter compatibility problems with older Windows applications, causing problems for commercial software providers.

    NTFS is only one component of the revamped storage system in WinFS. Another key building block is the querying capabilities of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database, according to Microsoft. WinFS also will incorporate the data labeling capabilities of Extensible Markup Language (XML), Muglia said.

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    <center>Microsoft Longhorn to cost as much as man on moon project, Gates says</center>

    As we said in another story earlier, Bill Gates was sat in a chair in a museum in Berlin tonight, and gave a whole series of remarkable sound bites to the assembled audience of CEOs, CTOs, venture capitalists, and one lone hack.
    But surely one of his more remarkable claims here at the Etre conference in Old Berlin was the following bite.

    Bill said that developing its next generation of Windows operating system software will cost as much as it cost the United States government to put a man on the Moon. That’d be Neil Armstrong.

    What’s not remarkable are the amount of dollars – it’s fully forty years in five years time when the USA had that man step down on Planet Green Cheese saying it was one great step for mankind.

    No, there’s been a heap of inflation between then and now, and the dollars in themselves aren’t important – what’s important is that Bill thinks that the two events are somehow congruent.

    He admitted to the audience of people at the Etre conference that it would take Microsoft a little longer than it expected to produce the operating system, given that it would have to take advantage of the fantastic hardware developments that were happening.

    We checked our notes again. Bill definitely said that the next version of Windows costs as much as the US spent putting a man on the Moon.

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    <center>Bill Gates: 'Longhorn is going to be late'</center>

    Bill Gates yesterday confirmed that there is no official release date yet for the next version of Windows, named Longhorn. "Longhorn could be 2005 or 2006," Gates told a small group of journalists yesterday at the TechNet/MSDN seminar in The Hague. "This release is going to be driven by technology, not by a release date. Which probably means it is going to be late."

    It is not that Microsoft is on vacation or that it reduced its R&D, Gates explained. "But we have to make sure that we really take on something dramatic, like 32 bit computing eight years ago, or the NT kernel in Windows XP. We also have to solve a ton of things in terms of simplicity and management. It has to be a big advance across the board."

    One thing that seems to slow down the next release of Windows is the much talked about data storage system WinFS, technology designed to make information easier to find and view. Since it is based on the next version of SQL Server or Yukon, the system will essentially function as a relational database.

    Microsoft tried a similar approach with Cairo under Windows NT many years ago, but failed. "We have a lot more understanding of database technology these days," Gates said. "XML is coming in the mainstream and that helps too, but it is still not going to be easy."

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    To be honest guys! i have that Longhorn thingy from a friend, but i never install it co'z i dont know how it works.

    My friend said, he downloaded it to some sites on the Internet and it was available there since September.

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    Longhorn build 4051 screenshots

    Setup welcome screen
    Setup key screen
    Setup screen
    Version screen
    Boot screen
    Desktop screen
    Internet Explorer screen

    Neowin

    More Longhorn build 4051 screenshots

    Gallery 1
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    Regarding Longhorn Build 4051 ...

    The 7000 PDC 2003 attendees will receive Longhorn build 4051 on Monday, so I'll provide screen-shot galleries and a full review as soon as possible. But don't worry about pirating the build. Microsoft will make it available online to one and all in November for a small fee, I'm told, and ship it to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Universal customers in December. Hundreds of thousands of copies of this important pre-Beta 1 release will be floating around, and Microsoft wants your feedback, which will dictate the timeline for Beta 1 (due vaguely in the first half of 2004), the features that will change by the final release and, ultimately, when the final release occurs. According to my sources, the oft-delayed PDC build (it was originally due in early October but was held up because of a weird CD-ROM-drive incompatibility problem) is rock solid and quite usable, unlike the other alpha builds we've seen. And, as first reported in WinInfo Daily UPDATE, no, it doesn't include the Aero UI that the final Longhorn version will use.

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    I saw an article on Longhorn in the cyberarmy archives once, it outlined features and what not, I think it's the most visited article they have-

    http://www.zzine.org/modules.php?op=...rder=0&thold=0

    might be worth a look if you haven't seen it.

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    Microsoft Windows Longhorn preview

    We deconstruct the latest Longhorn preview, and uncover the new "sidebar"-based interface, improved media display and editing, and the advanced WinFS file system. It's not complete -- not by a long-shot. But we've got a close look, with lots of screen shots, at what the future of Windows holds.

    Read the preview

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