Difference between revisions of "Windows Neptune"

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'''Windows Neptune''' was planned to become the successor of the [[Windows:2000|Windows 2000 family]] as well as the first consumer version of Windows under the NT code. It was under development in 1999, until it was canceled, along with [[Windows:Odyssey|Odyssey]] to give way for [[Windows:XP|Whistler]], which would be named [[Windows:XP|Windows XP]].  
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'''Windows Neptune''' (in some documents also known as ''NepTune'') was planned to become the successor of the [[Windows:2000|Windows 2000 family]] as well as the first consumer version of [[Windows]] under the [[Windows#NT_line_OS|NT kernel]]. It was under development in 1999, until it was canceled, along with [[Windows:Odyssey|Odyssey]] to give way for [[Windows:XP|Whistler]], which would be named [[Windows:XP|Windows XP]]. XP included new login screen, help center and user accounts panel originally envisioned for Neptune. However, Activity Centers were eventually dropped. As stated in confidential [[Microsoft]] documents, Neptune was to be released in Q4 of 2000, planned to have 64-bit support, "Solar Coaster" (Unix Services for NT)  and  [[Internet Explorer:6|Internet Explorer 6]] (which was also in development at the time). There is evidence that five service packs were planned for Neptune.
  
<br>[[Windows:XP|Windows XP]] included the new login screen, help center and user accounts panel originally envisioned for Neptune. However, Activity Centers were eventually dropped.
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A successor called [[Windows:Triton|Windows codename Triton]] was mistaken as a service pack, but as shown in Antitrust documents, it was an operating system in planning.  
  
 
<br>As stated in confidential Microsoft documents, it was to be released in Q4 of 2000 , planned to have 64-bit support, and "Solar Coaster" (Unix Services for NT)  and  Internet Explorer 6 which was also in development at the time, There is evidence that five service packs were planned for NepTune.<br>
 
<br>A  successor called [[Windows:Triton|Windows codename Triton]] was mistaken as a service pack, but as shown in Antitrust documents, it was an operating system in planning.
 
 
[[File:Neptune_5111_CD.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Neptune 5111 CD]]
 
 
== Builds ==
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5000|Neptune Build 5.50.5000]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5022.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5022.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5067.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5067.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5095.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5095.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5099.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5099.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5111.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5111.1]] -- Neptune Developer Release
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5116.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5116.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5117.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5117.1]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5118.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5118]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5119.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5119]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5120.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5120]]
 
* [[Windows:Neptune:5179.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5179]]
 
 
== Timeline ==
 
== Timeline ==
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''NOTE: some of the informations provided in this timeline are based only on rumours, or not confirmed build numbers, therefore this timeline can not be taken as a valuable source of informations.''
 
* '''Around 13-07-1999''': Neptune 5.50.5022.1
 
* '''Around 13-07-1999''': Neptune 5.50.5022.1
 
* '''Around 20-09-1999''': Neptune 5.50.5067.1
 
* '''Around 20-09-1999''': Neptune 5.50.5067.1
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* '''December 27, 1999''': Neptune build 5.50.5111.1 sent to a few testers
 
* '''December 27, 1999''': Neptune build 5.50.5111.1 sent to a few testers
 
* '''January 21, 2000:''' Paul Thurrott reveals that both Neptune and Odyssey are cancelled and will be replaced by Whister.
 
* '''January 21, 2000:''' Paul Thurrott reveals that both Neptune and Odyssey are cancelled and will be replaced by Whister.
* '''March 20, 2000:''' Windows [[Windows:XP|Whistler]] build 2211 leaks, it looks like Windows Neptune but it isn't.
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* '''March 20, 2000:''' Windows [[Windows:XP:2211.main.000309-1512|Whistler build 2211.main.000309-1512]] leaks, it looks like Windows Neptune but it isn't.
  
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== Builds ==
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{{Builds Legend}}
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5000|Neptune Build 5.50.5000]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5022.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5022.1]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5067.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5067.1]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5095.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5095.1]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5099.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5099.1]]''
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* '''''[[Windows:Neptune:5111.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5111.1]]''''' - Neptune Developer Release
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5116.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5116.1]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5117.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5117.1]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5118.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5118]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5119.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5119]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5120.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5120]]''
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* ''[[Windows:Neptune:5179.1|Neptune Build 5.50.5179]]''
  
 
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[[category:Operating Systems]]
 
[[category:Cancelled Projects]]
 
[[category:Cancelled Projects]]

Revision as of 20:40, 4 August 2011

Windows Neptune Logo.png
Microsoft Windows codename Neptune
Codename(s) Neptune, NepTune
Kernel version NT 5.50
CPU Architecture x86
Release date Unreleased
Licence Microsoft EULA
Support end None
Other versions
Previous:
2000
Next:
XP


Windows Neptune (in some documents also known as NepTune) was planned to become the successor of the Windows 2000 family as well as the first consumer version of Windows under the NT kernel. It was under development in 1999, until it was canceled, along with Odyssey to give way for Whistler, which would be named Windows XP. XP included new login screen, help center and user accounts panel originally envisioned for Neptune. However, Activity Centers were eventually dropped. As stated in confidential Microsoft documents, Neptune was to be released in Q4 of 2000, planned to have 64-bit support, "Solar Coaster" (Unix Services for NT) and Internet Explorer 6 (which was also in development at the time). There is evidence that five service packs were planned for Neptune.

A successor called Windows codename Triton was mistaken as a service pack, but as shown in Antitrust documents, it was an operating system in planning.

Timeline

NOTE: some of the informations provided in this timeline are based only on rumours, or not confirmed build numbers, therefore this timeline can not be taken as a valuable source of informations.

  • Around 13-07-1999: Neptune 5.50.5022.1
  • Around 20-09-1999: Neptune 5.50.5067.1
  • October 10, 1999: Neptune 5.50.5095.1
  • Around 17-11-1999: Neptune 5.50.5099.1
  • Early December 1999: Microsoft announced the details of Windows Neptune to a few testers in early December 1999
  • December 10, 1999: Neptune build 5.50.5111.1 is compiled
  • December 27, 1999: Neptune build 5.50.5111.1 sent to a few testers
  • January 21, 2000: Paul Thurrott reveals that both Neptune and Odyssey are cancelled and will be replaced by Whister.
  • March 20, 2000: Windows Whistler build 2211.main.000309-1512 leaks, it looks like Windows Neptune but it isn't.

Builds

  • No information available
  • Existence doubtful
  • Information or pictures available
  • Leaked or released