Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2005 19:09 UTC
Windows Today, Microsoft released the first beta of Windows Vista. PC Mag reviews it. "After several years of waiting to see the successor to Windows XP, code-named Longhorn, we've finally gotten our hands on Beta 1 of what now will be called Windows Vista." They also have 40 screenshots. Elsewhere, MS has announced the official names for Avalon and Indigo.
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by JeffS on Wed 27th Jul 2005 21:19 UTC
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Nothing special about Longhorn/Vista.

"New" features are already featured in OSX and Linux, right now.

Can you say "bloat"? minimum 512megs memory, 3Ghz cpu to run.

Translucent window bars? big whoop

No WinFS? that was canned last year. Linux has ultra fast, journalized file system Reiser4.

New high speed desktop search? You can already do that with Google.

Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols has a funny (and accurate) take on Longhorn/Vista:,1895,1841067,00.asp

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