Linked by Adam S on Tue 16th Aug 2005 15:54 UTC
Windows O'Reilly's DevCenter is featuring an in-depth look at Windows Vista Beta 1. Their conclusion? "Surprisingly, this build of Windows Vista is pretty stable, and the performance is quite good."
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A New Desktop, That's All
by on Tue 16th Aug 2005 16:41 UTC

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As I keep saying: all Longhorn/Vista is, is a new desktop for Windows NT. Vista is to Windows NT as KDE is to Linux. It's all eye candy and whiz-bang GUI features. Tell me what's new about the underlying operating system in areas such as, say, security?

What can you say about a review which starts out by crowing about how pretty the new wallpaper looks? This "in-depth look" focuses only on the GUI. It doesn't examine any of the internals. Vista will ship with IE 7 and WMP 10. Whoop-de-doo! Tell me what's been done about IE's much-publicized security problems.

So far I don't see a reason to migrate from Windows 2000.

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RE: A New Desktop, That's All
by on Tue 16th Aug 2005 16:56 in reply to "A New Desktop, That's All"
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To Mr Anonymous (IP: 64.81.86.---) Troll.

Why don't you go read about these things that you are so interested in knowing about, instead of showing your ignorance here on OSNews?

There is enough published by Microsoft on their website to tell you about what is new for Vista besides the eyecandy that you seem to like so much.

Complain all you want, but please do so after you have looked up the facts rather than taking things from under your bridge.

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gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

To Mr. Anonymous2 (IP: 213.100.39.---)

While I may not concur with the original poster, I have to say that according to this (and several other) article, one could well reach that conclusion.

As many of the expected features get "postponed", In depth seems to start losing its meaning. Many of these reviews seem to focus exactly on:
a. Changes to the desktop
b. Virtual Folders
c. The absence of Aero / Looking for Eye-candy
d. Nothing more.

Sure, it doesn't mean Vista won't have some nice features under the hood... but, sorry, the reviews don't speak about that stuff at all.

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