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Original "Nashville" desktop build 999
Original "Nashville" desktop build 999

Nashville was the codename for Windows 96, a cancelled operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows 95, which was originally intended to be released in 1996. For Windows 95 users, Nashville was intended to be a fairly minor update that would bridge the gap between Windows 95 and the next major version of Windows — Memphis (popularly referred to as Windows 97 and eventually released as Windows 98). For Windows NT users, Nashville would be an interim revision between the releases of Windows NT 4.0 and Cairo, which was due at the same time as Memphis (after a series of delays, the next major version of Windows NT was finally delivered as Windows 2000). Due to its position between Windows 95 and Windows 97 (as Memphis was then known), the press often referred to Nashville as Windows 96. Image File history File links Nashville_desktop. ... Image File history File links Nashville_desktop. ... A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used clandestinely to refer to another name or word. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by Microsoft and the successor to Windows 95. ... Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. ... Windows NT 4. ... Cairo was the code name for a project at Microsoft. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptible, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system that was designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor 32-bit Intel x86 computers. ...

Microsoft claimed that Nashville would add Internet integration features to the Windows 95 and NT 4.0 desktop, building on the new features in the Internet Explorer 3.0 web browser (due for release a few months before Nashville). Touted features included a combined file manager and web browser, the ability to seamlessly open Microsoft Office documents from within Internet Explorer using ActiveX technology and a way to place dynamic webpages directly on the desktop in place of the regular static computer wallpaper. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Desktop_environment. ... It has been suggested that Internet Explorer 7 be merged into this article or section. ... An example of a web browser (Mozilla Firefox), displaying the English Wikipedia main page. ... A file manager is a computer program that provides a user interface to work with file systems. ... Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity programs created or purchased by Microsoft and developed for Microsoft Windows, and Apple Computers Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems. ... ActiveX is a series of high-level, Internet/Intranet technologies Microsoft introduced in late 1990s. ... A webpage or web page is a page of the World Wide Web, usually in HTML/XHTML format (the file extensions are typically htm or html) and with hypertext links to enable navigation from one page or section to another. ... Aurora, the default wallpaper for Windows Vista. ...

While the Nashville project itself was cancelled, many of its planned features were introduced with later versions of Internet Explorer and Windows. In particular, much of the Internet integration functionality, including the combined file manager and web browser, could be added to Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 by installing Windows Desktop Update. This update was included with Internet Explorer 4.0 (also codenamed Nashville and released in 1997) which could be installed separately or came with Windows 95 OSR 2.5 or Windows 98. Microsofts Windows Desktop Update was included with Internet Explorer 4, was optional, and included features such as Active Desktop. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Microsoft codenames are the codenames given by Microsoft to products it has in development, before these products are given the names by which they appear on store shelves. ...

External links

  • The Road to Cairo Goes Through Nashville (June 1996 preview)
  • Beyond Windows 95

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