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 Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:06 UTC 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 Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 21:14 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF"
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You guys have a choice.

I'm sorry, but news is news. The PDC is a huge event, and we'd be a bad newssite if we were to not post important Windows news just because we might step on the toes of some anti-MS people.

Can we now get back on topic? Else this thread will be cleaned.

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by on Tue 13th Sep 2005 22:29 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF"
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"You guys have a choice."

They probably do.

However, at least I come hear to read news and if there is an event like the PDC it should better be covered here.

If I'm not interested in the article, like in most windows articles, I simply don't read them, so what exactly is the problem?

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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 sappyvcv on Wed 14th Sep 2005 04:07 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF"
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It won't need 2gigs of ram, and you can still run on on a lower-end card, just not with all the bells and whistles (which most people think look ugly anyway).

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by on Wed 14th Sep 2005 05:58 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF"
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Sorry if this sounds a tad personal. Apart from the fact that your organization forces you to use Windows on the desktop, can you seriously "endorse" it by saying 'this is the desktop people will be running in 5-10 years'? I say this because you start off as a *nix user. There are plenty of *nix users in my company as well (all the unix admin guys) and boy! have I seen a a more ignorant bunch as far as open-source is concerned! They more or less have surrendered the desktop to M$. No, not even Apple will do. And Linux? Oh they still think its for hobbyists.
I guess Windows Admin are easier to convince to move over to Linux that Unix admins. And no, its not because unix is better or anything.
As a good example, I was showing videos of the latest Xgl, EXA, luminocity stuff that KDE/GNOME guys are doing to some of these unix admins. They were like: What do you need *that* for on a *nix box? I was like: If you can put up with the childish XP theme on your corporate desktop, then definitely this is way cooler and won't burn a hole in your pocket forcing you to upgrade your hardware with each version!
I, for one, do not count the unix guys a silent ally of linux anymore. They are more like the 'hidden enemy'.
And yes, I am ready for all possible attacks from unix admins once I hit 'submit comment' button.

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