Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Mar 2006 18:57 UTC, submitted by Gsurface
Windows Microsoft has released an interim build of Windows Vista, Build 5342, today to a select group of testers. This is the first build to come with the 'real' Aero Glass: fully scalable vector based transparencies that take advantage of pixel shading. The previous builds contained Aero Express and Aero Express with transparancy, not the real Aero Glass. Other notable improvements: a complete firewall, support for Pocket PC 2000, 2002, and 2003 synchronization, and more. Flexbeta has screenshots, but Flexbeta seems pretty down to me at the moment.
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RE: Side issue
by vitae on Sun 26th Mar 2006 17:36 UTC in reply to "Side issue"
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2006-02-20

Maybe the issue is not whether it's "total shit", but whether it's going to be worth all the hype that's built up around it, and whether it's really going to wipe out OS X and Linux once and for all like so many of the regulars here seem to think. Maybe even whether the five years and tons of money and manpower they put into it makes it the best OS out there.

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RE[2]: Side issue
by sappyvcv on Sun 26th Mar 2006 18:01 in reply to "RE: Side issue"
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2005-07-06

and whether it's really going to wipe out OS X and Linux once and for all like so many of the regulars here seem to think.

Only a few well known idiot trolls have even suggested that.

I want Vista to do well, because it will fuel better competition. I also want Linux and OSX to put out good products as well.

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RE[2]: Side issue
by kaiwai on Mon 27th Mar 2006 07:16 in reply to "RE: Side issue"
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2005-07-06

Maybe the issue is not whether it's "total shit", but whether it's going to be worth all the hype that's built up around it, and whether it's really going to wipe out OS X and Linux once and for all like so many of the regulars here seem to think. Maybe even whether the five years and tons of money and manpower they put into it makes it the best OS out there.

Excuse me, but who has said "wipe out OS X and Linx and for all"? you can't kill OS X or Linux by virtue of the fact even if Microsoft came out with a 100% stable, had no security or stability bugs, and every application ran perfectly, there would still be a group who would choose to run those operating systems - for various reasons.

I'm going to give Fedora a go; and see how that pans out, but in the same measure, I think people need to realise that Linux will not get over that barrier to mainstream use until they get a decent network of ISV's providing boxed products to the public, in the local retail outlets.

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