WinInfo Short Takes: Week of April 29

Here is my daily look at what our mega star Windows guru Paul Thurrott has to say about the Windows world in general. I like to think of it as a "Poke of the week" So, on with the news!

Microsoft and Others: Longhorn Isn't Delayed

Several people in and close to Microsoft wrote to tell me that the Windows .NET Server release dates that InfoWorld recently reported are incorrect. According to my sources, Microsoft is on track to ship the first release candidate (RC) build of Win.NET Server by the end of June; the release to manufacturing (RTM) date is set for the end of October. Microsoft still plans to ship Win.NET Server to customers in early 2003, however.

And Speaking of Chris Jones...

Jones was also a little embarrassed (at least he should have been) by an email that he wrote to Gates in 1995, titled "How to get to 30 percent share in 12 months." Jones wrote, "We will bind the [Windows'] shell to Internet Explorer [IE], so that running any other browser is a jolting experience." The disclosure came after an amazing exchange with a nonsettling states lawyer when Jones refused to admit that IE is anything other than a Windows component. Of course it is, Chris. That was a business decision, wasn't it?

ack :S will we ever hear the end of MS Antitrust poo poo? probably not. In any case all this and more can be read over at Wininformant. We luv ya Paul.

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