Too Much of a Good (Windows) Thing?By Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2005-01-14 Email Print
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Opinion: Microsoft is sending mixed signals as to whether it will field more or fewer Windows releases. But our bet is more, more, more.The Windows team likes to pride itself on holding its cards close to the vest. But sometimes that strategy backfires, as it did this week on the Longhorn front.
Microsoft execs have been making a concerted effort not to talk publicly about Longhorn. But that hasn't stopped others from doing so. And this week, there were lots of conflicting Longhorn leaks:
So, which of these, if any, is true? The Windows client team won't say. Officials are clinging to the tired line that "it's too early to talk yet about packaging plans for Longhorn." But wouldn't you like to hear more about good old Windows XP instead?
Our sources say that the truth lies at the intersection of all of these reports. We hear Microsoft is thinking about more Windows releases, not fewerthe same way that the Office team and the Visual Studio teams are thinking about ways to broaden their products' appeal by rolling out more variants.
Read the full story on Microsoft Watch: