Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2005 19:07 UTC
Windows While Vista Beta 1 is stealing most of the headlines this week, Microsoft also is delivering simultaneously on wednesday to a group of private testers the first beta of its Longhorn Server product.
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Wow!! How exciting ...... [end sarcasm]
by JeffS on Wed 27th Jul 2005 21:05 UTC
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Check out this column by Steven J Vaughn-Nichols:,1895,1841067,00.asp

... it's hilarious. It gleefully points out Longhorn's - err - Vista's complete lack of innovation, and behind-the-times, under the bellcurve "new features", and huge resource consumption.

In short, Windows Longhorn will be complete, useless crap. And this after over 5 years of development, and untold billions spent on R&D.

All of Longhorn's "new features" are already implemented in both OSX and Linux, today, right now.

Longhorn will be super resource hungry, requiring as much as a Gig of memory (according to some reports), or a minium of 512 Megs. And it will require at least a 3GHz cpu.

Longhorn's DRM is a joke. Why buy songs off the internet if you can't load them on your iPod, or other MP3 player, or burn them to CD, or back them up? The DRM in Longhorn will only screw customers, and protect MS partners.

It amazes me, with MS's billions spent on R&D, and over 20,000 programmers on staff, that they can't actually come up with anything interesting or exciting or innovative or benefiting the consumer. MS relies completely on their desktop and Office monopoly, and having their stranglehold on hardware and software vendors.

Please people. Do yourselves a favor. Try something else - OSX, Linux, BSD, whatever.

Longhorn is a joke.
MS is a joke (except as a tenacious monopolist).

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