Drive-by blogger posts Fiji / Vienna wishlists
Another drive-by-blogger has people talking about future releases of Windows. The problem isn’t just that it’s a no-name blog with one post and nothing about the author. The problem is that there’s no source and that the content looks to be nothing more than something some guy dreamed up while bored. Yet people are still discussing it at places like Engadget as if it were credible?
All that I believe has been said publicly is that the next release of windows “won’t take 5 years” and that it won’t be a “minor release.” Anything else is speculation or misinformation. In this case, it appears to be speculation based on some old plans and ideas. Astute readers should have realized that the moment they saw the name “WinFS” appear (for those that haven’t kept up, the oft-misunderstood WinFS is no more).
Parts of it did make me chuckle, though. Like the non-sensical suggestion that WinFS would replace NTFS in “Vienna.” Nevermind the fact that WinFS is dead – that’s like saying Avalon will replace DirectX*
* Avalon requires DirectX (or some rendering technology) in order to render to the screen, much as WinFS requires NTFS (or some filesystem) to store its database.