Windows XP won't be launched until 2002?
Some PC manufacturers with whom Microsoft recently held a briefing allegedly left it with the firm belief that Windows XP will not be available until 2002! If Microsoft does not succeed in bringing Windows XP onto the market in the lucrative holiday season, they obviously want to let it mature further into 2002.
An extended test phase cannot damage Windows XP in any case. Microsoft has not yet taken a position on these assumptions. However, it is already certain that the server version of Windows XP will not be released until 2002 and will therefore be called Windows 2002.