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Microsoft announce codenames “Eiger” and “Mönch”

October 2nd, 2005 by Zack Whittaker

This is from Bink.nu – read at source. I’m very excited about this!!

Microsoft is developing 2 new “Server Centric Computing Clients” these clients are based on Windows XP, so these will be “thin” clients for Terminal server purposes.

Microsoft wants to make Windows the platform of choice for server centric computing by offering new feature rich Windows SKUs for our enterprise and academic customers by providing management and servicing features parity with Windows XP Pro. These clients will offer innovative alternative to the traditional desktop for legacy PCs, low-end PCs, thin client devices and task workers.

Customers complain that Windows XP Pro too expensive for Structured Task Workers. Other request are:
» Need of one set of security, manageability & serviceability technologies across all clients
» Disparity of HW requires broad driver support
» Remote Bootable (network / diskless)
» 3rd Party Anti-Virus & Management support
» Easy Shell Lock DownSmart App Install Blocking Codename

Windows XP “Eiger”
Minimum System Requirements
» 64MB RAM (128MB Recommended)
» Pentium class processor
» 500 MB HD (1GB recommended)
» 800×600 graphics or higher
» Network Interface Card

Hardware Support
» Standard & ACPI Chipsets
» ISA, PCI, AGP, USB, ATA/IDE, SCSI, AC’97, Smartcards
» Support for most standard components in legacy PCs

Deployment Methods
» Setup wizard
» Unattended setup
» Remote Installation Server (PXE/RIS)
» Systems Management Server

Boot Methods
» Hard Disk, Flash
» PXE/RIS

Windows XP “Mönch”
Minimum System Requirements
» 64MB RAM (128MB Recommended)
» Pentium class processor
» 500 MB HD (1GB recommended)
» 800×600 graphics or higher
» Network Interface Card

Hardware Support
» Standard & ACPI Chipsets
» ISA, PCI, AGP, USB, ATA/IDE, SCSI, AC’97, Smartcards
» Support for most standard components in legacy PCs

Deployment Methods
» Setup wizard
» Unattended setup
» Remote Installation Server (PXE/RIS)
» Systems Management Server

Boot Methods
» Hard Disk, UFD, Flash
» PXE/RIS
» Multicast Remote Boot (over PGM)

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6 Responses

  1. Patrick E Says:

    Any information on how to test these products??

  2. Jabez Gan Says:

    Hm.. really old news, isn’t it?

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Soundss Awesome especially for older computers..
    I would be keen to test.

  4. Patrick E Says:

    LOL, I just looked, it is old news… wonder what has happened to these products? I brought them up at Microsoft last week and nobody internally seemed to really know either, very strange…

  5. Patrick S Says:

    ha ha ha,
    Hmmm perhaps another “Microsoft BOB?”

  6. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Microsoft Bob 😀 I’m not too young to remember that 😉