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Microsoft releasing new Windows OS in August

I can safely say that at my workplace,we will not be an early adopter of any new Microsoft OS. No end of f*cking bugs, patches and security holes (we’re a mixed platform environment of Macs and Win-OS workstations). Some other shop can be Bill Gates’s beta tester.

Microsoft Corp. dropped the code name Longhorn on Friday, announcing the next version of its flagship Windows operating system will be called Windows Vista. The world’s largest software maker also said it will release the first of two test versions to developers and information technology professionals by Aug. 3.

The company did not say when it expects to release a second test version to a broader audience, but said it remains on target to ship the oft-delayed update to Windows XP sometime in the second half of next year.

[And the punchline…]

…The operating system will also be designed to better protect computers against viruses and spyware.

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