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[4]: Plasma
by getaceres on Wed 14th Sep 2005 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Plasma"
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When Vista comes out your linux desktop won't be any better than it actually is.
KDE4 won't be out at least until October 2006 or even later. Xgl won't be ready for two or three years and GNOME won't do anything to make their desktop look better (only two versions remains to be out before Vista hist the market and in none of them there's a "redesign the desktop").
At the time Vista comes out, Linux will be behind because we don't have the base framework needed to do things like Vista and OSX do.

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