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Windows Longhorn R2

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    Jose Francisco

    I just posted an interesting blog post about Windows Longhorn R2 (Release). You can check out the blog post here - http://www.xpsource.com Smiley

    Folks, we will be expecting a R2 of Longhorn Big Smile

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    Manip

    Will Microsoft be releasing beta copies of R2 for people to try soon? Tongue Out

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    W3bbo

    <Deleted> I just RTFA

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    Jose Francisco

    Manip wrote:
    Will Microsoft be releasing beta copies of R2 for people to try soon?


    Hmm... Maybe late 2007 or early 2008 Wink

    W3bbo: What does RTFA mean? Embarassed

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    W3bbo

    Jose Francisco wrote:
    W3bbo: What does RTFA mean?


    It's a SlashDot term... t'would be best if didn't spell it out for you.

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    Cairo

    W3bbo wrote:
    Jose Francisco wrote:W3bbo: What does RTFA mean?


    It's a SlashDot term... t'would be best if didn't spell it out for you.


    It's older than slashdot! And more respectible! I think it originated at MIT.

    It stands for
    Read
    The
    Fine
    Manuals

    Substitute the f-word of your choosing for "fine" as required. Smiley


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    Manip

    read the fucking article

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    Jose Francisco

    Manip wrote:
    read the (I need to watch my language)ing article
    Which article Perplexed

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    Jeremy W

    Microsoft's planning to do R2's of all OS's going forward, aren't they?

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    TwoTailedFox

    Jeremy, it's all down to Microsoft's Strategy for the NT Line.

    Every 2 years, they will release an 'R2' of their current software. (Note Windows Server 2003 R2, scheduled for release this year, is 2 years after 2003). It's designed to incorporate all Service Packs, and Feature Packs for the software since it's first release date. It's mostly to consolidate the update program.

    But, every 4 years, they will release a new version of their software. This will not be guarenteed compatable with their current software, since it may (or may not) include fundamantal changes to the Kernel (Much like Windows XP SP2 did with DEP, for example).

    All in all, in my opinion, it's to centralise it's update and patching schedule to compete with Linux (Whose Kernel is updated regularly)

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