The long march to Longhorn

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(Ed note: This story seems very familiar to me.)

As strange as it sounds, we’ve been waiting for more than 12 years for this simple concept to manifest itself in a new version of Windows, and it looks like we’ll be waiting for at least a few more. You’ve probably heard, or even remember, that Microsoft tried–and ultimately failed–to bring the “unified storage” concept to life with an aborted Windows NT update code-named Cairo.

You might not remember the details of the Cairo saga, or recognize the parallels with Microsoft’s current dilemma with Longhorn. Here’s a quick recap:

Link: CNET News