Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 19:20 UTC
Windows Lots of news from the first few hours of the PDC. First off, in the first CTP of Vista, the sidebar has been revived. "The Sidebar will be populated with "gadgets" and will feature an open platform for developers to create their own mini-applications. Sidebar gadgets can be dragged onto the desktop, and interact with standard Windows applications." Also, "Microsoft Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Max is the codename for Microsoft's flagship application based on WinFX and Microsoft's new user experience." Images from the PDC here, and you can watch Bill Gates' keynote here. Also, MS released beta 2 of Monad.
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RE: Plasma
by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 19:43 UTC in reply to "Plasma"

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Yeah, it looks like a wanna be rip-off of KDE's Plasma by some amateur. They still have a long way to go.

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RE[2]: Plasma
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 19:47 in reply to "RE: Plasma"
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2005-06-29

Yeah, it looks like a wanna be rip-off of KDE's Plasma by some amateur. They still have a long way to go.

With the only difference that Vista/Longhorn is much older than plasma.

Better attempt at a troll, please.

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RE[3]: Plasma
by Tyr. on Tue 13th Sep 2005 20:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Plasma"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, it looks like a wanna be rip-off of KDE's Plasma by some amateur. They still have a long way to go.

With the only difference that Vista/Longhorn is much older than plasma.

Better attempt at a troll, please.


Yeah, ofcourse Longhorn is much older than pretty much anything currently on the market because it took such a long time to get it out.
How old is Windows Gadgets though, I sure hadn't heard of it before today. Please provide appropriate dates/facts rather than just insults.

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RE[3]: Plasma
by raver31 on Wed 14th Sep 2005 07:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Plasma"
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2005-07-06

With the only difference that Vista/Longhorn is much older than plasma.

KDE and Plasma are available now for the general public

is vista/longhorn ?

it is a game Micorosoft has been playing for years, get something to market first and people think you invented it
get something loads of exposure with your name on it, and people will think you invented it.

BUT nowadays, they are seen to be playing catch-up with everything they do.
I cannot wait until Vista hits the stores, because by that time, my linux desktop will simply be astounding.

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RE[2]: Plasma
by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 19:58 in reply to "RE: Plasma"
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As much as Plasma is a Dashboard rip off. Care to try again?

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RE[3]: Plasma
by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 23:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Plasma"
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> As much as Plasma is a Dashboard rip off.

As much as Dashboard is a Konfabulator rip off.

As much as Konfabulator is a DesktopX rip off.

As much as the entire concept of a "widget" is really nothing more than any graphical calculator and note pad application from the earliest days of the UI taken to an illogical conclusion.

Mac zealots and their one-track minds and narrow knowledge of computing history are so very annoying.

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