So I've heard this thing called "Cairo" mentioned a lot in Longhorn blogs and in other forward-facing Microsoft-related info. What exactly was Cairo? All I can find with a Google search amounts to little more than people saying "omg vaporware lol".
- object oriented file-system
- was originally slated to be NT 4, then 2000, then XP, and now Longhorn
- advanced UI
That's all I can find. I'm posting this in Techoff because I want technical details - what is Cairo from a tech perspective? What sort of scenarios did it enable? What happened to it?
The magical Cairo. Legend has it that it is the Microsoft product that will change ...the way people think about computing!!! Whatever. It's just a codename placeholder.
The "back to square one" section of that document is a little worrying.
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