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[3]: Plasma
by Tyr. on Tue 13th Sep 2005 20:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Plasma"
Tyr.
Member since:
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[4]: Plasma
by Brad on Wed 14th Sep 2005 01:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Plasma"
Brad Member since:
2005-07-06

Something doesn't start to exist the day you hear of it. One could guess MS has been working on this for at least a year, if not many more. They have had the side bar thing in there since the very earliest days of longhorn. Clearly they are just unveiling more things over time.

Before today I hadn't heard of plasma, guess it was created today too.

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RE[5]: Plasma
by ma_d on Wed 14th Sep 2005 02:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Plasma"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Or one could guess it's the product of two weeks of work because the last few years were laying out the needed libraries to support quick building of gadgets.
It's amazing how easy it is to build gadgets when you wrote the support library... And someone else does the artwork ;) .

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