Nah, if they say May 2006 that usualy means September!
Its not that I dont have faith in Microsoft for perdicting release dates, its just I dont have faith in the coders that are coding the thing to finnish on time! Ive seen photos of the Server 2003 development 'lab' and its just a bunch of guys sat infront of Dell workstations with a cheesburger in one hand an a mouse in the other!
I will try and find them again and post the links.
To all intents and purposes you can forget about Longhorn for a long time to come. Even if the planned release date doesn't slip - and it will - the spring of 2006 is a long way off, and in any case Longhorn is more likely to become Shorthorn by the time it hits the shops. I personally doubt that it will have the full set of features originally planned. I'm going to be beta testing the software, and I look forward to an interesting year or so.
I am very happy with XP as it is very stable in operation and anyway I have read that Longhorn (when released) will need a fast 64 bit processor and LOADS of RAM so I couldn't run it anyway with my AMD Athlon XP3000+ and 1 Gb RAM!