Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y OSNews regular Kaiwai takes a superficial look at Vista and MacOS 10.4/10.5, and concludes: "To say that the changes in Windows Vista are only skin deep is missinformed to say the least; spend some time reading those sources I have listed, and even if you don't have a desire to run Windows Vista or particular interested in Windows based technology, it does provide some good resources explaining the changes and rationale behind those choices made. So from a purely technical point of view, Windows Vista is actually looking a whole lot more interesting than what the detractors have been saying in the computer press about the current direction."
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RE[2]: XPS
by Ford Prefect on Mon 13th Mar 2006 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE: XPS"
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So what do you mean by native? Alike GDI, which was "supported natively" and resulted in drivers converting in whatever stinky format nobody could understand, even windows not?

A really open standard which is supported natively would result in the following cool side-effect: You can pipe whatever XPS file you have under whatever OS you have to your printer, without the need of a driver for it.

This is already possible with Postscript, while cheap printers don't support it and give us driver hell. *If* XPS would really be an *open standard* supported by cheap printers *natively* we could really benefit from it. If not - which I clearly doubt - it won't benefit anyone.

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