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 PostPost subject: Cairo        Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:36 pm 
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What is windows Cairo?


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Good question. Most people says it is the codename for Windows NT 4.0 and some says it is the codename for the explorer shell

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Cairo is the codename for NT 4. Why they say it might be the explorer shell;s codename is because NT 4 was made as a shell update to upgrade NT 3.x's shell to the new 95 shell. That's why NT 4's preliminary name was SUR (Shell Update Release).

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mdogg wrote:
Cairo is the codename for NT 4. Why they say it might be the explorer shell;s codename is because NT 4 was made as a shell update to upgrade NT 3.x's shell to the new 95 shell. That's why NT 4's preliminary name was SUR (Shell Update Release).


I dont buy it. NT4 was so much more different, structurally speaking, for it to be considered just a "Shell Update"


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mdogg wrote:
Cairo is the codename for NT 4. Why they say it might be the explorer shell;s codename is because NT 4 was made as a shell update to upgrade NT 3.x's shell to the new 95 shell. That's why NT 4's preliminary name was SUR (Shell Update Release).


I think Shell Update was just update for NT 3.51, which adds Windows 95 interface...


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 PostPost subject: But...        Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:17 pm 
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I heard it used distributed computing, and had the precursor to WinFS, OFS.
Did it?


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I believe that "Cairo" was an experiment, canceled OS based on NT kernel with number of revolutionary technologies. Then they tried repeat it with Longhorn... result was the same as we saw - most ideas were canceled.

Yes, prototype of WinFS was part of "Cairo". Read more @ http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winfs_preview.asp

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:00 am 
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Cairo is for NT4 as Neptune is for Whistler/XP and Longhorn 4xxx is for LH/Vista 5xxx - all are abandoned projects which were scaled down.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:32 am 
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Bit of a bump I know, but with relevant information...
Another member here made a post which I feel answers the question of
this post..!

jimmsta wrote:
I found the following on Google Groups. It was posted back in 1993, and seems interesting.
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Microsoft Windows FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Copyright
This document is compilation copyright (c) 1990-1993 by Tom Haapanen. It
may be freely copied and/or distributed in its entirety as long as this
copyright notice is not removed. It may not be sold for profit or
incorporated into commercial products without the author's written
permission. [Compilation copyright means that you can freely use
individual sections of this document, but any significant collection of
sections is subject to the copyright.]

Note: Revision dates for each section are shown next to the section names
on each index page! To find updated sections for a particular date,
click the Search button in WinHelp and enter "Updated:" to see the
various update dates available.

CONTENTS
========

1. Credits

2. Microsoft Windows
2.1. Windows 1.0
2.2. Windows 2.0
2.3. Windows/386
2.4. Windows 3.0
2.5. Windows 3.1
2.6. Windows for Workgroups 3.1
2.7. Windows NT 3.1
2.8. Win32s for Windows 3.1
2.9. Windows 4.0 ("Chicago" and Win32c)
2.10. Windows NT 4.0 ("Cairo")
2.11. Windows for Pen Computing 3.1
2.12. Multimedia Windows
2.13. Modular Windows
2.14. Win-OS/2


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2.9. Windows 4.0 ("Chicago" and Win32c)
========================================
This unannounced product is rumored to be released in 1994. It will be a
32-bit system providing full pre-emptive multitasking, advanced
filesystems, threading, networking and more. It will run on (and require)
the (also unannounced) 32-bit MS-DOS 7.0. It will not include Windows NT's
security, multiprocessor support, server capabilities or multiple API
modules. It will include a revised user interface, along the lines of
"Cairo", but not taken as far as that product.

"Chicago" is rumored to be due for release sometime in 1994.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

2.10. Windows NT 4.0 ("Cairo")
===============================
"Cairo" is Microsoft's project for object-oriented Windows, and a successor
to the first release of Windows NT. Firm details are not available, but
most rumors place expected availability sometime in 1994 or 1995.
Developers are encouraged to work with OLE 2.0 in order to start moving in
the correct direction towards future "Cairo" compatability.

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Looks to me like it's the name for NT4.0 whilst it was in development or in
"Beta" testing, which is along the lines of what I'd posted on OSBA when
it was up & running...


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 PostPost subject: Contradictory!        Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:50 pm 
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Now I'm really confused, is it Nt 4
or object orienated, distrabuted computing, OFS,
beta build?!?!?! :?


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