According to Microsoft Watch, the average system and driver requirements for Longhorn, the next major release of Windows, are: “a dual-core CPU running at 4 to 6GHz; a minimum of 2 gigs of RAM; up to a terabyte of storage; a 1 Gbit, built-in, Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link; and a graphics processor that runs three times faster than those on the market today.” While those seem like demanding specs, keep in mind that Longhorn is not expected until the middle of 2006, at the earliest.