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Gartner: Blackcomb Delayed, Longhorn on Tap

Microsoft not expected to release next version of Windows until 2003.

Market research firm and consultancy Gartner Inc. warned that the version of Windows which Microsoft Corp. plans to ship after Windows .NET Server—code-named "Blackcomb"—would probably be delayed through 2003.

Gartner says Microsoft's interim version of the OS—code-named "Longhorn" and planned for release sometime in 2003—will focus on reliability.

The news generated barely a ripple in the Windows user community, however.

(Read the rest of this article at ENTmag.com: http://www.entmag.com/breaknews.asp?ID=4869)

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