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Longhorn requires Longlist of powerful hardware

Requires hardware not yet developed
Wed May 05 2004, 10:14
THE FORTHCOMING RELEASE of VoleSoft's Longhorn will require a PC spec that includes hardware which is not commercially available.

According to Microsoft Watch, Vole wants its typical Longhorn computer to have a dual-core CPU running at 4-6GHz with at least two gigs of RAM, a terabyte of storage, a 1 Gbit built-in Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link.

It should also have a graphics processor that runs three times faster than those on the market today.

While Vole spinners would not comment on Microsoft Watch's questions on future specs, sources say that the industry has plenty of time to come up with the hardware to fit Longhorn. The last missive from Vole supremo Bill Gates indicated that Longhorn might be two years away, although we could see a Beta by the end of this year.


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