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As Steve put it, Tiger will be here “…long before Longhorn”. I loved that (though was dismayed at the failure to give a hard release date – oh well). Longhorn was originally slated for…last year. It’s still almost 2 years out at last count. (read Wired’s […]

As Steve put it, Tiger will be here “…long before Longhorn”. I loved that (though was dismayed at the failure to give a hard release date – oh well).

Longhorn was originally slated for…last year. It’s still almost 2 years out at last count. (read Wired’s Vaporware 2004 mention of Longhorn – number 3) And to make things worse (for Microsoft), they’ve decided to scrap the WinFS file system which was supposed to be the Windows answer to Spotlight in Tiger.

But I guess we should give MS a little credit. According to this posting over at Slashdot, Longhorn will be relying much more heavily on the Graphics card to do more heavy lifting.

Correct me if I’m wrong (my wife doesn’t hesitate), but didn’t we get Quartz back in Jaguar? Since then we’ve had Panther, and within 6 months we’ll have Tiger which takes the next steps to use CoreImage at the OS/graphics card level. So what’s that, – like 5 years behind by the time Longhorn ships? I guess it could be worse…

Luckily for all those Windows users, the Mac Mini is now available and provides OS X’s power now.

  1. I should add:
    I don’t mean to sound like a mac zealot. I love Apple, and OS X. No doubt about it. I think MS has shot themselves in the foot plenty.

    But all that said, I’m interested to see Longhorn when it finally comes along. There’s been so much talk of it for such a long time, it’s hard not to have curiosity about it.

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  2. According to the vendors I talked to on the Expo floor, they’re being told by Apple that 10.4 will be out 2nd Quarter ’05, so I’m looking at the end of June.

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  3. yeah, well not that I talked to anyone, but the absence of a hard date had me figuring we’d see it at the end of Q2 – probably just in time for WWDC. ah well. as long as it’s w/in 1st half of this year, I’m cool.

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  4. The Apple Blog » Longhorn’s Getting There…Slowly

    (read Wired’s Vaporware 2004 mention of Longhorn – number 3) And to make things worse (for Microsoft), they’ve decided to scrap the WinFS file system which was supposed to be the Windows answer to Spotlight in Tiger….  According to …

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  5. According to the vendors I talked to on the Expo floor, they’re being told by Apple that 10.4 will be out 2nd Quarter ‘05, so I’m looking at the end of June.

    Thank you!

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