Talk:Longhorn for 2006, according to Gates
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What technical conference? --119 00:22, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- I have fixed it. carlosar Nov 19 01:27:49 UTC 2004
- I have added a transcription of Bill Gates discurse at the conference. Source: Microsoft. It seems good now, it can be published. carlosar Nov 19 01:37:49 UTC 2004
The news here is that "Longhorn will be released in 2006", not that there is a conference, or that Bill Gates leads Microsoft.
Try this: Microsoft's next operating system will be released in 2006, according to Bill Gates. Microsoft' founder and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect announced the release date for "Longhorn" at the Microsoft IT Forum 2004 Copenhagen conference on $date [or "this week"].
As it stands, the lede is long and buries the news: At [the?] Microsoft IT Forum 2004 Copenhagen technological conference Bill Gates, founder and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft, [delete "has"] said the future operating system of Microsoft ["Microsoft's newest operating system"] called Longhorn will be released in 2006.
This sentence is confusing: Features planned for Longhorn include a new 3D graphic user interface, a more sophisticated replacement for MS-DOS [are they replacing MS-DOS with something else? relative to what is the replacement "more sophisticated"?], and execute for processor NX, or No Execute, security features that prevents some malicious code from being run [do you mean to say "and support for the No Execute feature which prevents supported CPUs from running some forms of malicious code"? Also, you've included the new GUI and MS-DOS replacement as security features].
[Replace "This" with "Longhorn" since our last noun was something to do with the NX bit or malicious code] is expected to be the first Microsoft release ["first new operating system from Microsoft"? which is still wrong since we have Windows 2003... "first new desktop operating system from Microsoft"?] since Windows XP in October of 2001.
The point about longhorn is, and always has been, support for Trusted Computing, as I understand it. This is a major concern for the free software community anyhow; completely missing this out while talking about dropping winfs is really missing the point. Unless THAT has been dropped.
- In general, it is better to include what people say about Gates' view on Longhorn. Tomos 22:05, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)