When will XP be replaced?

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  1. MichaelBryant

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    It seems like every two or three years Microsoft replaces their operating system. Since it's been about a year and a half since XP came out is there a new OS on the horizon? Any rumors about what it will be called or how it will be improved?
     
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    I want to know what the name will be...ZZZ?
     
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    Next release will come in about 3 years right after most of the "sign this or face a piracy suit" contracts run out. [​IMG]
     
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    My PCworld magazine that arrived today says it will be called Longhorn.

    Sounds like Bill wants to stick it to the world again.[​IMG]
     
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    Ewww! Bill looks creepy in that photo at the top of the article. For some reason this guy gives me the creeps. He looks small and scrawny but his face always looks like he's hiding something.
     
  7. Camp

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    I've read that Microsoft expects to release 3 products based upon WinXP this year. I don't know what exactly that means (perhaps they'll release a retail version of XP Media Center Edition?).
     
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    Longhorn is the codename. I don't know about the real name, it would seem like a good idea if they could stick with XP...
     
  10. Camp

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    Oh, I don't know...a whole range of operating systems named after cows might be just what the PC world needs. Let's put Microsoft's marketing prowess to the test.
     
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    I would suspect that a 64-bit home edition OS will be on its way after one more XP variant. The vairant will be as forgettable as ME.

    Hey it's just speculation so why not go 64-bit. The Hammer's are on their way.
     
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    "Longhorn" is a rowdy yuppy bar somewhere in the northwest. That is where Microsoft got the name.
     
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    Sounds like how the Atari 2600 got the project name "Stella"-- she was the woman in the office with the nicest breasts.

    -V
     
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    What a campaign that could be...

    "There's no need to ruminate over which operating system to choose...Microsoft would never steer you wrong!"

    "Once you try our software, you'll never 'Angus out to dry!"

    "To err is human, to self-correct is bovine."

    (Sorry, sometimes working the midnight shift takes its toll.)
     
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    XP's codename was Whistler.

    Jim, you'll have to come up with some campaign slogans Microsoft could have used....

    I beta tested XP (and ME) for about a year before it was released to the general public. I expect that I will get an invitation to join the next beta (for Longhorn)
    I must have a ten-gallon hat kicking around here somewhere! :p)
     
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    Hehe Longhorn a bar yes, yuppy no, its a decent country style resteraunt in the huge town of Auburn[​IMG] hehe pretty good food but not a yuppy establishment.
     

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