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June 13, 2005

Another Stab At Monad's Ship Vehicle

(A "ship vehicle" is not some fancy car you get after you ship, it's the term for the actual shipping product that a technology is delivered with. E.g. "Monad's ship vehicle will be Train Simulator 2.0" (note that is merely an example of using "ship vehicle" in a sentence, not a factual statement)).

There was an article in Tom's Hardware Guide (which is an acronym for "Wired outraged hams") in which an unidentified "Microsoft spokesman" confirmed that Monad has not been cancelled (didn't know THAT was a possibility) and that "that it will be released to the public in time for the initial public distribution of Longhorn."

The rest of the article is somewhat confusing. Then you've got a poster over on this Channel 9 thread saying that Jeffrey Snover said at Tech-Ed that "Monad will appear in WinFX (the framework) rather than Longhorn (the operating system)."

I can understand not preannouncing stuff...but in this case we have managed to generate such a confusing, contradictory message that we might as well just state exactly what the current plan is, with the understanding that it might change. All I will say is that I am working hard every day to bring you a great product, whenever/wherever/however it ships.

In other news which I am too lazy to write a new entry about, I finally got my RAS working from home. It turns out that the WMI service had somehow uninstalled itself. It was slow to fix because I would get a message from helpdesk to try something, go home and try it, report back the next day, etc. Then they sent me a .inf to reinstall WMI, but when I ran it from home, it prompted for some files and since I had originally installed off the corporate net, I had no CD, so back to work, then home to try it again, yawn.

Posted by AdamBa at June 13, 2005 09:31 PM

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"Tom's Hardware Guide (which is an acronym for 'Wired outraged hams')..."

I think you mean "anagram." ;-)

Posted by: Phil Weber at June 14, 2005 01:53 AM

Just seeing if my reader was paying attention.

- adam

Posted by: Adam Barr at June 15, 2005 11:24 PM