Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 20:39 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Windows This week, Microsoft is handing out Vista build 5219 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. PC Magazine was able to get their hands on it, trying out a number of new features and observing some slick-looking interface enhancements, such as true 3D windows views (with properly skewed video), thumbnail views for desktop apps, and a semi-transparent Taskbar. Take the guided tour to witness some of these new features in build 5219.
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by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:02 UTC

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Jesus, Thom, 3 Vista articles in one day? Hope they're paying you for the media blitz...

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by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:06 in reply to "WTF"
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It's the PDC guys-- I cannot help it. This is major news about the most-used and most succesful operating system in the history of computing.

Can't help it. Don't kill the mesenger.

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by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:12 in reply to "RE: WTF"
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by on Wed 14th Sep 2005 03:54 in reply to "RE: WTF"
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First off, I am a *nix user. With with respect to all the "wtf" statements:

1) Its the PDC, its a major event.
2) This is going to be the next version that consumers will have on their desktops for the next 5-10 years.

Actually, I do have a slightly curious about the system with respect too:
1) TPM
2) What needs a graphics card with 128-256 megs of ram
3) 2 gigs of ram

I will only be running it if the company that I work for has it installed. FYI: my current company won't be running it at all, they are just starting to upgrade to XP. The wooping system specs are PII with 128 megs of ram. Some how, I just can not see it happening in alot of organizations.

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by hyper on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:06 in reply to "WTF"
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go read slashdot if you don't like it here...

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by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:08 in reply to "RE: WTF"
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by on Wed 14th Sep 2005 04:22 in reply to "RE: WTF"
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Actually slashdot has 3 articles on MS today; not all on the PDC.

1) Judge Clears the Way for Google's Microsoft Hire
2) Dvorak on Microsoft Confusing the Market
3) Office 12 Exposed

And I suspect that their will be some more postings of the PDC @slashdot.

FYI: How about one giant list for the PDC. There are other stories in the news for MS. Just my .02 cents worth.

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