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.

[From eWeek]

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