Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft has revealed a general release date for its upcoming operating system Vista - 5 December, 2006. Speaking to IT professionals, parliamentarians and senior law-enforcement officers at the Parliament and Internet conference in London on Thursday, Microsoft revealed its release plans. "We will officially launch Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 on 5 December," said David Hipwell, a Windows client sales professional at Microsoft. On a very, very related note, the EC says that Vista will not be delayed due to regulatory issues. Also, the Shell: Revealed weblog has an item explaining why Aero Basic looks the way it looks. Update: ZDNet has removed the release date story, and since they are being rude by not offering an explanation, I have no idea what is going on.
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And once again...
by Kitty on Fri 13th Oct 2006 17:46 UTC
Kitty
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2005-10-01

I loved this:

Q:
So how does Office maintain glass while also drawing over the glass, e.g. titlebar text and the round Office button? And even arbitrary buttons in their quick access toolbar?
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A:
Office completely removes the non-client area, and renders everything in its client area, so it doesn't have a caption (except a fake one).
Notice how the glow and the text are different, it's because they're not rendered by the DWM.


The ancient tradition of having a nominally standard GUI, but their own major application suite doing things its own way lives on! ;) It's like an old joke that never tires me.

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