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
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I loved this:

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?
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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