TechWeb’s Gregg Keizer has compiled a nice list of what Microsoft has chopped out of Windows Longhorn/Vista, and when:
• SecurID Support, May 2006
• PC-to-PC Sync, June 2006
• XPS Support [Sort of], June 2006
• WinFS, August 2004
• Monad, August 2005
• UEFI Support, March 2006
• Next-Generation Secure Computing Base (“Palladium”), May 2004
Descriptions of the above amputations are in the full article here.
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Another one bites the dust: Microsoft dumps standalone WinFS – June 26, 2006
Microsoft lops off yet another Windows Vista feature: ‘PC-to-PC Sync’ bites the dust – June 07, 2006
Moving train wreck that is Windows Vista to leave the station in late 2006/early 2007 – June 01, 2006
How to delete a shortcut in Windows Vista in just 7 steps – June 01, 2006
Pirillo critiques Windows Vista with long lists of mistakes – May 30, 2006
Thurrott: Microsoft collapsing under its own weight, Gates has driven Windows Vista into the ground – April 20, 2006
Microsoft’s Windows Albatross, er Vista could slip even more – March 27, 2006
What’s the difference between Mac OS X and Vista? Microsoft employees are excited about Mac OS X – March 22, 2006
Microsoft Windows Vista will not support EFI booting – March 09, 2006
Microsoft Vista: long-delayed and pared-down – December 14, 2005