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Although Longhorn is tentatively scheduled for release in 2005 or 2006, some industry executives predict the operating system will not ship until 2008 or 2009. Will developer ire run high if such a delay occurs, considering the prerelease hype? According to many IT professionals, even if Longhorn takes a long time to come to market, Microsoft's extensive communications with developers, coupled with the software's anticipated benefits, should reduce or eliminate potential backlash.
"just the fact that we'll have it this decade is amazing"
That is just one of the dumbest things ever said. This is only an OS, not a world-saving piece of software. Competent developers don't miss their deadlines by the kind of margin M$ consistently does.