From PC Magazine
"Microsoft has been talking about Longhorn for so long that it’s almost surprising the new OS hasn’t already come and gone. Longhorn is arguably Microsoft’s most ambitious software release since Windows 95. But as with many Microsoft OS development efforts, the schedule has slipped, and the company has scaled back its aspirations.
One of the central components originally promised for Longhorn, WinFS (Windows Future Storage), the database-backed file system, won’t ship as part of the OS. Another component, the secure computing environment dubbed NGSCB (Next-Generation Secure Computing Base), has been scaled back dramatically."
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An amazing write up that gets me excited about Longhorn, definitely worth the read.