Microsoft is offering a selected group of testers an early preview of Windows, Code-Name "Longhorn,". Longhorn Beta Program participants will preview software for the next generation of Windows as well as Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Longhorn will provide advancements in the following key areas:
A strong focus on the fundamentals of the operating system, including advancements in reliability, performance, deployment, and ease of use.
Major improvements to help PC users to work smarter and provide exciting new experiences for home users.
The next-generation developer platform to make it easier for developers to create breakthrough applications.