Over the last six months, I have been asking almost everybody who matters a very simple question. Why Longhorn? It’s already late, and Microsoft has decided not to include two of the three most anticipated features in the final build.
Is it going to change anything at all? Is it worth waiting for?
And the answer always seems to swing towards the negative; whether it is "wait and watch, I don’t see much currently", or that "it may be more secure, not much else". No better!
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The point remains Longhorn cannot be judged in its early stages, Beta 1 is still not even signed off yet and judgement call should not be made until Beta 2 when that build will give an idea of the final product.