Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2005 18:04 UTC
Microsoft Again, a lot of news from the PDC. Microsoft unveiled its Expression Studio, which contains Acrylic, a vector and bitmap graphic editing and creation tool; Sparkle, a 2D and 3D animation tool; and Quartz, a design tool for page layouts and web sites. About Quartz: it does not require IE. In other news from the PDC: while at first look Microsoft Gadgets may appear a lot like Apple/Konfabulator Widgets, Microsoft has bigger plans for the technology.
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Vista is looking better and better
by rain on Thu 15th Sep 2005 01:04 UTC
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As much as I hate to admit it, this is the first time I'm actually impressed with the work MS has done. Though I haven't actually tried Vista, I'm only judging it from videos and screenshots. I especially like the UI changes in Office 12. I think it's actually quite innovative and surprising that they are taking things so far considering their conservative past.
I do wonder though how big the interest in Vista really is, especially in the corporate sector. What do they gain by switching? Is it worth the costs? I seriously don't believe so.

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