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Microsoft unveils focus for Longhorn Itanium

Microsoft on Friday dribbled out new details of its next Windows Server operating system (OS) release, revealing that the Itanium version would be optimized for three specific workloads -- database, custom applications and line-of-business applications... More...

Microsoft Makes Longhorn Performance Promises

For the past several years, Microsoft has been promising that Longhorn would deliver some substantial security, reliability and performance improvements. But until the worldwide partner conference in Minneapolis in mid-July, company officials had not quantified... More...

Longhorn following Unix on security?

Microsoft's delayed Longhorn operating system appears to be taking a page from the Unix management book by curbing user's administration rights. Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn... More...

Longhorn Locked Down to Fight Hackers

Microsoft's forthcoming Longhorn operating system places great emphasis on locking down PCs to prevent unauthorised access to hardware and software, the software giant revealed today. According to Detlef Echert, Microsoft's chief security advisor in Europe,... More...

Longhorn home server on the way

Computer software giant Microsoft will release the beta version of its long-talked-about Longhorn Server in August, at about the same time that it releases the beta for the Longhorn desktop OS, Senior Vice President Bob... More...

The 'Dirty Little Secret' About Longhorn

Developers say there's a dirty little secret about Longhorn that few Softies are discussing publicly: Longhorn won't be based on the .Net Framework. We're still expecting that the .Net Framework will ship with Longhorn –... More...

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