Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 18th Jul 2005 03:38 UTC
Windows Microsoft is making big promises about Longhorn and other product development, but will it deliver? InformationWeek spoke with company execs about initiatives in security, server operating systems, storage, convergence and more.
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In a hurry, are we?
by keragez on Mon 18th Jul 2005 06:43 UTC
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2005-07-11

Have you noticed? No WinFS, other promised noveltise are to be dumped upon stumbling on difficulties in implementing them.

Seems like they have allready noticed they are behind schedule, and want to hurry now as not to loose any of their market share.


"file icons will be tiny pictures of the actual file"

Win98 had this with html, jpeg, etc... KDE has this... So.. that's innovation, right?

Um, and the new "holistic attitude" towards security makes me wonder how is will turn out eventually.

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RE: In a hurry, are we?
by n4cer on Mon 18th Jul 2005 08:20 in reply to "In a hurry, are we?"
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2005-07-06

The only thing missing from what was initially promised is WinFS (and possibly the sidebar).

MS announced a while ago that WinFS would enter beta around the time of Longhorn's final release. It hasn't been dropped. It was postponed due to feedback they received from developers at/following PDC 2003.

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RE[2]: In a hurry, are we?
by kaiwai on Mon 18th Jul 2005 08:36 in reply to "RE: In a hurry, are we?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

And lets be completely honest, who will miss WinFS or the sidebar? I'm using MacOS X, and believe me, I haven't used any of the features of Spotlight, above and beyond the usual searching via filename - and this from the perspective of a 'power user', just imagine how useless it will be for a normal end user!

As for side bar; it seems like more of a destraction that something that should be promoted.

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