Windows Whistler Beta 1 is coming soon
Now even Paul Thurrott, who (as I know from my Windows 2000 beta time) has very good contact with Microsoft and whose announcements have ALWAYS been correct, has announced on his homepage that the beta 1 of Windows Whistler ( Windows 2001) will soon be distributed to beta testers (and hopefully me too).
A member of the Whistler beta team told Thurrott more as a joke that they 'definitely want to knock out beta 1 this year' . For once, Microsoft could even keep this promise. Whistler is set to be the successor to both Windows Me and Windows 2000. It is also the first product of the Microsoft.NET strategy.