Microsoft wants to rejuvenate the operating systems of the old PC. Microsoft announced the completion of its initiative to develop a lightweight version of Windows XP Pro for most hardware configurations exceeded (see edition of 18 May 2005). Launched in May 2005, code-named Eiger, the project has just given birth to a new operating system, called Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs..
Technically, the new system offers companies is a hybrid between a local operating system (based on Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2) and a platform for thin clients. Applications that require few resources systems will be installed locally. The other, a heavier set, will be executed in client leger on remote servers, through the intermediary clients Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection or Citrix ICA, among others.
To be eligible, the PC must be equipped with at least 600 MB of disk space, a processor running at 233MHz and 64MB of RAM.
Prepare the future migration to Windows Vista Enterprise
Offers the program exclusively through the purchase of Software Assurance volume licensing, the new OS Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs is designed for companies that have older computers-running older versions of Microsoft operating systems-and that are unable to purchase new equipment. An argument for the less attractive after the announcement of the stop supporting Windows 98, 98SE and Millennium few days ago.