Volgens The Register was de release van Windows Millennium beta 1, vorige week, een 'foutje'. Vlak na de release verdween de Beta 1 weer van Microsoft's FTP:
Millennium, the successor to Windows 98 intended to ship next year, looked like it made it
into beta late last week, but was then almost immediately 'disappeared,' leaving nothing but
a few wrong-footed reports and the odd copy of the original press release. The code
Microsoft marketing had referred to as "Beta 1" turned swiftly back into the routine weekly
It's not entirely clear what happened, but the explanation that it was a mistake looks
plausible. The release came and went so fast (but here's a copy Paul Thurrott of WinInfo
grabbed) that it's practically impossible to believe that some huge scary monster reared out
of it and caused a rapid revision of plan. More tellingly the release itself doesn't include the
statutory observations from a clutch of Microsoft rentaquotes saying how great the code is.
So we'd guess this is the boilerplate release waiting for the addition of the right date and the
right boilerplate quotes. It just escaped early.
Meer info over Millennium (de opvolger van Win98, draaiend op DOS en gebaseerd op de brakke Win9x kernel) vind je in dit artikel van The Register.