A more advanced test version of Windows XP's successor has leaked onto the Web, and analysts say it indicates that Microsoft has stepped up work to deliver the new operating system.
The operating system, code-named Longhorn, is expected to debut late next year or early in 2005. But analysts who examined the latest test release, dubbed "Milestone 5," which leaked onto the Web last week, said Microsoft appears to be slightly ahead of schedule.
There's a lot of debate in the media about Longhorn. Many of the new "features" are being highly scrutinized by *nix users. I've also read a lot of misinformation from anti-MS people. Anyway, if you haven't heard anything about the next version of Windows, this touches on most of the new features.