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As part of the overall plan, Microsoft said it will make some of its programing tools available to software developers early so that they can build applications that will work with Windows XP, the current version of Windows, and Longhorn.

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Alacritech® Inc., the innovator of Dynamic TCP Offload™ data acceleration solutions that enable the highest performance and efficiency in networked systems, today announced a U.S. District Court granted Alacritech’s motion for preliminary injunction to prevent Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) from making, using, offering for sale, selling, importing or inducing others to use Microsoft’s “Chimney TCP offload architecture slated to be available in both the “Longhorn version of the Windows® operating system and in the Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server™ 2003.

Alacritech sued Microsoft in Federal District Court on August 11, 2004, alleging that Microsoft’s existing and future operating systems containing the “Chimney TCP offload architecture uses Alacritech’s proprietary SLIC Technology® architecture. The suit is based on two of Alacritech’s fundamental patents relating to scalable networking, U.S. Patent No. 6,427,171 and U.S. Patent No. 6,987,868 , both entitled “Protocol Processing Stack for use with Intelligent Network Interface Device.

I cant wait for Longhorn, XP is fine and all but Longhorn's new filing system is really exciting and I can't wait to mess around with it and see just how improved it is over 2000 and XP's file systems.

That is an interesting article !!... I'll have to research that more thoroughly when I get home.

MGM out

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