BetaOS heeft een artikeltje met info over toekomstige Microsoft operating systems, waaronder Millenium (Win 9x kernel), Neptune (NT kernel) en Janus (opvolger van Win2000). Toch weer leuk om te zien hoe men met 500 miljard aan zulke 'vreemde' codenaam kan komen (haal er een J vanaf en je hebt...) . Anyway, hier heb je wat info uit dat artikel:
The major upgrade for Windows 2000 is code-named Janus, a 64-bit operating-system upgrade that will support Intel's forthcoming Merced chip and incorporate major improvements to the Active Directory, according to sources at Fusion '99, a show attended by 3,700 Microsoft Certified Solutions Partners last weekend in San Francisco.
Janus is a far-bigger project than Millennium - Janus has been planned for a release six to eight months after the original Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Advanced Center hit the streets in the fourth quarter of 1999, but we all know that it will be quite a while before it is fully developed. No one actually even knows what it will look like ... but Microsoft has already outlined some of the major features of the Windows 2000 successor, Janus.
- Janus will enable administrators to merge separate forests, which are collections of domain trees, which, according to Microsoft will be a major enhancement.
- Janus will feature failover and load balancing between adapters.
- Janus will be much like the Windows 2000 Data Center will far much improvements.
The major features of Janus is aimed to support enterprise applications. With people such as David Cutler who designed VMS in the team for the Janus project, Microsoft is sure to go up against UNIX. Not only UNIX, but any of the competitors that may appear in the near future.