The myth of the missing Vista features

Summary:One of the most common comments I see whenever I write about the Windows Vista schedule is some variation on the following theme: Microsoft “gutted

One of the most common comments I see whenever I write anything about the Windows Vista schedule is some variation on the following theme: Microsoft “gutted” Windows Vista (then known by its code-name Longhorn), so it will be nothing more than Windows XP Service Pack 3. They had to cut a long list of features, and it's still late.

Oh yeah? Next time you read that comment, ask the person who wrote or said it to list the features that were cut from Longhorn. Here, I’ll start the list:

  1. WinFS. The revolutionary object-oriented file system has been decoupled from the operating system and is now scheduled to be released as an add-on to both Windows Vista and Longhorn Server sometime after those products ship. WinFS should be available for beta testing in 2007. You can read more about it here.

OK, your turn.

Topics: Windows

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Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the a... Full Bio

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