Avalon and Indigo on Windows XP

If you haven't yet heard the announcement, Microsoft is planning on having Avalon and Indigo running on Windows XP.  This might seem like old news, but until now, there was no confirmation of backwards compatibility.  As well, the target date for the client portion of Longhorn is 2006.  This target date is not new, however news that the server version of Longhorn shipping in 2007 is.  To see the press release, check out the following link:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/Aug04/08-27Target2006PR.asp