More MS Longhorn Details
Microsoft has not provided a lot of information about its upcoming workstation and server operating systems — named Longhorn — but they talked about some of the changes to look forward to in a web chat.
The client (for workstations) is due out in 2006; the server version in 2007. An alpha version is expected to be out in April; a beta this summer. “All subject to change,” according to Jawad Khaki, Microsoft’s corporate VP of their networking and devices technologies division. Here are some of the details:
- IPv6 will be fully supported, but so will IPv4.
- Support for 802.11i wireless networking and 802.1x enterprise wireless scripting support.
- Built-in support for streaming audio/video and real-time communications.
- Home networking should be easier.
- Improved firewall development and deployment.