Whistler

Whistler converges two other attempts to bring the Windows NT operating system to the home market. For better or worse, it expands upon the home-geared optimizations of Windows ME to better suit multi-user households by default. In any case, this would be the operating system to fully replace the Windows 9x product lineup.

2202
Earliest leaked build of Whistler, referred to as "Windows 2001"; hardly different from Windows 2000 RTM
2211
Shares a tad few things with the canned Neptune project
2223
Renames some things on the Start menu, slightly tweaked UI aethetics, new logon screen with a user list added
2250
Setup process looks like Windows ME, theme added with all new window decorations and a heavily revamped Start menu
2257
New Start menu is set by default, modern theme is given some refinement
2267
New boot splash, OOBE video, and broken utilities
2276
GUI Setup phase redesigned, Windows ME pictures added, Media Player 7 installed upfront
2287
OOBE from Windows ME fully implemented, although not functionally different from such
2296
Official Beta 1 build released for testing, provides context menu functions for pinning items to the Start menu
2410
Earliest leaked pre-Beta 2 build, opts to move the Recycle Bin to the bottom right corner of the screen, disallows setting 640x480 on a normal boot. Also introduces a Microsoft BOB character to the third dimension, and... it foreshadows product activation.
2416
OOBE is revamped, Outlook Express identifies as version 6
2419
Last build to use the Watercolor theme, includes a prototype tour

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