October 27th, 2003



"Some 7,000 people have registered to attend Microsoft's professional developers conference, which begins today in Los Angeles. The turnout is a record, Microsoft says. The computer professionals will be shown glimpses of Microsoft's next version of Windows, named Longhorn, which will be built using Web services standards. Microsoft has not said when Longhorn will be ready, but it is not expected to be shipped until late 1995 or 1996."

- from "I.B.M. and Microsoft have different ideas for planning the future of the Internet," Steve Lohr, The New York Times, 27 October 2003.