Monday, May 05, 2003
WinHEC to Provide First Public Preview of Longhorn
WinHEC to Provide First Public Preview of Longhorn "This week's Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) trade show in New Orleans will mark the first public preview of "Longhorn," the next Windows desktop version. Long steeped in mystery, Longhorn will be the first major new version of Windows since Windows 95, when Microsoft began to break its ties with the DOS-based past and moved consumers into 32-bit computing. Longhorn will be an equally important milestone for the software giant's customers, as it will mark the first time since Windows 95 that each of Microsoft's three core markets--consumers, business users, and developers--will see major changes in Windows. The last two releases--Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP--provided major changes for just consumers and businesses, respectively."