NY Times: Gates Offers Peek at Next Incarnation of Windows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Gates offered a peek Monday at the next incarnation of Microsoft Windows, promising it will offer computer users robust security and let them more easily search for files spread across varying programs.
The Microsoft chairman began showing the new operating system, code-named Longhorn, to outside software developers so they can begin writing new programs that will work with it.
Longhorn is billed as the biggest operating system upgrade since Windows 95 by Microsoft, whose software runs more than 90 percent of the world’s desktop computers. (full story)

My spin: I hate to publish “vapor ware” however, since Windows is such an important part of our lives, it is very important that you know what’s planed for the future and how it might affect you and your business. Should you upgrade when it comes out? As usual, if you have Windows 2000 or XP and you’ve got a computer with sufficient memory and hard disk space, I’d would wait a few months if not a year or more before upgrading.

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