Code name Longhorn becomes a kind of Windows XP SE
Long before the completion of Windows XP, formerly codenamed Whistler, the successors of the operating system were known with a rough outline of the functions. The goal was and is still called Windows code name Blackcomb, which is supposed to support Microsoft's .NET strategy to perfection for the first time.
Windows XP will only lay the foundation for a long development here. Since Windows code name Blackcomb is still a long way off and, according to current plans, will not be ready until the end of 2003, Microsoft agreed some time ago to bring another operating system called Longhorn to the market between Windows Whistler and Blackcomb bring to. So far, however, it has only been speculated what innovations this operating system could bring with it. Microsoft's boss Steve Ballmer has now announced at a conference that the real innovations are still two Windows versions away. Accordingly, Windows code name Longhorn will now officially be what many have already suspected, namely a kind of Windows XP SE that will come with bug fixes, small additions or new themes.