Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
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Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP) is a thin-client operating system from Microsoft. It was originally announced with a codename of Eiger and Mönch in mid-2005, and was released on the 8th of July 2006.
Microsoft's intent is to provide a thin-client operating system that will provide basic computing services on older hardware, while retaining much of the modern core technology in Windows XP Service Pack 2, such as Windows Firewall, Group Policy, Automatic Updates, and other management services. Users would typically make use of line-of-business applications that are hosted on a remote server using Remote Desktop. This version of Windows will support operating as a diskless workstation and remote booting.
WinFLP is not intended to be a general-purpose operating system, and as such will not be made available through retail or OEM channels. Microsoft sees WinFLP as an inexpensive upgrade option for corporations that have a number of Windows 9x computers, but won't invest in new hardware to support a full operating system. It is available to Software Assurance customers.
Minimum System Requirements
- 64MB RAM (128MB Recommended)
- Pentium class processor
- 500MB HDD (1GB recommended)
- 800x600 screen resolution or higher
- Network Interface Card
- Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs for Software Assurance - Information from Microsoft on this release
- Terminal Server Progress and Commitment - PDF presentation; WinFLP is described at the end
- Exclusive: Microsoft Windows XP Codenames: "Eiger" and "Mönch" - partial specs on Eiger and Mōnch.
- Test of Microsoft's Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs at Bink.nu
- Screenshot gallery at Bink.nu
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|NT-based:||NT 3.1 • NT 3.5 • NT 3.51 • NT 4.0 • 2000 • XP (IA-64, x64) • Server 2003 • FLP (thin-client)|
|CE-based:||CE 2.0 • CE 3.0 • CE 4.0 • CE 5.0 • Mobile|
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