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05-15-2005 05:57 AM

new lite version of windows XP
 
here is an article discribing the new lite version of windows XP
for older systems

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1815438,00.asp




Al Smith 05-15-2005 06:13 AM

Re: new lite version of windows XP
 
> here is an article discribing the new lite version of windows XP
> for older systems
>
> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1815438,00.asp


"Eiger is not a general-purpose operating system. It can't run
games, office-productivity software or line-of-business
applications," he said. "We'll tell users that these kinds of
things won't run well in this environment."

Toolman Tim 05-15-2005 04:24 PM

Re: new lite version of windows XP
 

"Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
news:mMBhe.13186$Ph4.472781@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> here is an article discribing the new lite version of windows XP
>> for older systems
>>
>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1815438,00.asp

>
> "Eiger is not a general-purpose operating system. It can't run games,
> office-productivity software or line-of-business applications," he said.
> "We'll tell users that these kinds of things won't run well in this
> environment."


Basically, it appears to me to be designed to run server-based applications.
It would be good for data processing workstations that rely on the server
for providing the real computing horsepower. Kind of like our workstations
that connect to our AS/400 via an emulation interface. It's a 'window' into
the AS/400...the real work is being done on the AS/400, none on the PC.



Mark R. Blain 05-15-2005 10:36 PM

Re: new lite version of windows XP
 
On Sun, 15 May 2005 08:57:03 +0300, kenny wrote:

> here is an article discribing the new lite version of windows XP
> for older systems
>
> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1815438,00.asp


Thanks. This leads to a more-detailed table comparing two versions of
"lite xp" in development, Eiger and Monch:
<http://bink.nu/Article3812.bink>
Note that neither supports telephony or dial-up. See also
<http://www.google.com/search?q=eiger+monch+microsoft>

El Gee 05-16-2005 08:54 PM

Re: new lite version of windows XP
 
Al Smith <invalid@address.com> wrote in
news:mMBhe.13186$Ph4.472781@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca:

>> here is an article discribing the new lite version of windows XP
>> for older systems
>>
>> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1815438,00.asp

>
> "Eiger is not a general-purpose operating system. It can't run
> games, office-productivity software or line-of-business
> applications," he said. "We'll tell users that these kinds of
> things won't run well in this environment."
>


Well, maybe not MS Office products, but I bet it will work with OO.o or
Abiword :)

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