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WinFS suffers the same fate as Cairo? June 24, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Opinions, Tech News.

The WinFS team has put up the 411 on their blog.  WinFS will not be delivered as a standalone product.  beta 2 and beyond is cancelled.  They do intend to deliver parts of WinFS in other products but WinFS will not be what was originally intended for it.

Link to blog 

My Take; Just call it Cairo 2.  this was the exact same crap that went down with Cairo.  Cancelled, butchered and only partly delivered. Fast indexing and search is okay, hardly Cairo or WinFS.  But this brings up a point.  With Microsoft pulling this stunt with WinFS, how do they expect customers to take any new information on innovations seriously anymore?



1. The OS Review - June 24, 2006

The Sad Tale of WinFS and the Vista User Experience…

     WinFS has long been regarded by Microsoft-haters as vaporware.  They said it would never see the light of day. It was just another empty promise to keep users looking forward at future Windows releases and away from alternative platforms lik…

2. Fabio Luiz (falcon_dark) - June 26, 2006

Those who you call MS-haters I call realistc ones. Since Win95 MS always print incredible features for the NEXT Windows. When it arrives there’s nothing new and those amazing features are delayed for the NEXT Windows. It’s like this for 11 years now. Will “MS-lovers” get sick of being fooled and joked around? Maybe when Windows get that relational FS that should be on Win95…

3. Jeff Dickey - June 28, 2006

Exactly. Those of us who have been around long enough to remember The Great OS/2 3.0 Follies, aka Bill and Steve’s Excellent Misadventure, recognise some of the bits finally creeping into Windows 2003 server, what, about 15 years later? THeir operating systems are either vaporware or negligently defective junk, the “tools” they give developers have more and more eye candy with supporting crudware at every release; is it any wonder that the most-hyped “innovation” in Office 2007 is the ribbon bar? Sheesh….

If Microsoft were to cure their apparently permanent craniorectal viewpoint problem and actually ship software that was worthy of the marketing efforts used to sell some future version of a presently shipping product, the impact on business productivity and personal creativity would be as great as anything since the Enlightenment. Sadly, in the time that it’s taken me to type this, two of the PCs I support have rebooted due to software problems…

4. Jeff Dickey - June 28, 2006

Update: New post on my blog links to this item.

5. Hip-Hop - May 18, 2008

nice share

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