Monday, August 30, 2004
WinFS Ain't Coming, Google Plans Party
In possibly the best news for Google since they made several billion dollars, Microsoft has announced it is scaling back Longhorn, specifically removing WinFS. Longhorn, Microsoft's next OS due in 2006, will no longer contain a Google-like file system, designed to take on the number one search engine's move into the desktop. Google's major future strategy is rumored to involve producing Google for the desktop, allowing users to search the massive amounts of data they store on large hard drives. By delaying Longhorn, Microsoft is ceding the battle to Google, and will be forced to play catch-up when WinFS finally releases.