Microsoft prepares Eiger Windows XP for older PCs

Posted on Friday, May 13 2005 @ 00:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft said it is developing a version of Windows XP for PCs with older hardware codenamed "Eiger".
With Eiger, the network is the computer. Eiger transforms desktops into terminals that run applications from servers such as Citrix's MetaFrame. Microsoft is positing Eiger as a migration path to the full-fledged version of Windows XP and as a stopping point on the way to its upcoming Longhorn operating system.
More details at BetaNews


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