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MSBLOG Exclusive: Windows Timeline (but much easier to understand!)

April 13th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

I’ve created (another…) new page to the top right hand menu to see the current Windows Timeline. You may think… “I know the timeline to some degree, Vista’s in beta, released early next year”, well you’ll certainly be right. But what happens after Vista? Longhorn won’t be round for much longer 😉

Microsoft announced that they had a new operating system in the works, to some people named “Vista R2”, but now we hear that they’ve codenamed it “Fiji”. There’s Blackcomb, Vienna, Fiji, Vista and Longhorn… to some Britons they may think it’s a selection of fancy ice-creams you can get from your local Asda (or Wal-Mart to you Americans), the more cultural will think of them as scenic destinations from a popular ski resort to the ancient home of the well known biscuit (trust me…) but to the untrained eye… they’re all versions of Windows.

So with the help of my Microsoft employee friend (who doesn’t want to be named, but agreed on being codenamed “Aniston”) get your grips of the latest operating system, what goes where and when are they released – a simple timeline shows you what’s going on, when you can get them and especially in relation to the other operating systems… and trust me, this is exclusive to MSBLOG – nowhere else on the Internet will you have it laid out on a plate like this!

Check it out now!

Posted in Computing, Products, Windows Vista | 5 Comments »


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5 Responses

  1. Surya Says:

    Very interesting. Thanks to your friend Aniston of course.

  2. Chris Says:

    Zack I think they’re running late already since you’ve published this. Push everything back a year to compensate 😛

  3. Andre Da Costa Says:

    You sure you should be doing this? Yes, your friend maybe an employee at MS, but it does not give him the right to confirm something that does not even have a feature set planned, much more a time line.

  4. Zack Whittaker Says:

    As I said in the newsgroups Andre, it’s fine.

  5. Patrick S Says:

    That time-line looks VERY NICE!