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Microsoft is now on a tight schedule to finish the third beta of Windows NT 5.0 by Thanksgiving Day. It promised it would so only one month ago. At the Intel Developer Forum earlier this year, a senior executive at Microsoft US told over 250 developers for the chip giant that his company is on target to deliver the release in time for the annual US holiday, which happens this year on 26 November. That leaves Microsoft only one month to finish beta three, as it waits for developers to certify their PC systems for the new operating system. If Microsoft succeeds in fulfilling its promise, the final release is likely early in the New Year. But Microsoft is under pressure from a number of different players, not least of which is Intel. Intel has given its explicit backing to the Linux operating system and developers are rushing to develop USB drivers for the contender. However, in the meantime, another free Unix operating system has beaten both Microsoft and Linux in the race for support. (See earlier stories). NetBSD has supported USB since July of this year and has other projects well under way, compared to both Linux and Windows NT. ® Click for more stories

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