Longhorn Will Be Major, Innovative Windows Release
Here. "Forget the point-release tomfoolery: The next Windows version--
code-named Longhorn--is going to rattle some cages and change perceptions about Microsoft's role as industry innovator. Originally envisioned as a stepping stone to the Windows .NET world that Microsoft was promising with the more distant Blackcomb release, Longhorn suddenly took on a much grander role late last year."