Windows Longhorn file system causes problems
Even though Microsoft did a lot of advertising with its partners last year for the Windows XP successor with the code name Longhorn, delays in the development work were reported again and again. The most recent assumption was that the product was presented at the beginning of 2005.
Now a fundamental innovation is causing a stir in Longhorn. The new file system based on the 'Yukon' database engine should not be able to be used easily with current programs. Microsoft's own office software Office is already at war with the database system and it is by no means the only application that causes massive problems. Furthermore, Longhorn will bring a set of new application program interfaces (API) with it. We are talking about 'Avalon' a new 3D technology on which not only the Longhorn user interface should be based. Here, too, modifications to existing programs could be inevitable.
Even if Microsoft should be able to do a technological balancing act here to be carried out, this inevitably occurs at the expense of performance. But this is precisely where a new operating system must always be measured. In any case, Microsoft and Longhorn must succeed in finding the ideal balance between new features and downward compatibility. Without a new file system, however, Longhorn would likely be nothing more than a Windows XP Second Edition. But precisely because of the recently known delays , the appearance of a revamped Windows XP version at the end of 2003 doesn't seem so absurd anymore.