Microsoft Group VP Jim Allchin discusses the shift to a new era of 64-bit computing as he looks back on earlier chapters of Windows history and looks ahead to the future with “Longhorn.” Bill Gates has a spin to it too. Elsewhere, Winbeta gives an overview of the latest version of Microsoft Longhorn 5048. The article includes a lot of information and many screenshots from this latest release.
Windows Enters Its Third Decade; Microsoft Longhorn Build 5048
2005-04-25 Windows 12 Comments
Website is dieing.
did anyone read the article ? because i can’t
i’ll try and post some screenshots later
I really wanted to read this article too.
On the server side, we hear three things from customers. One, they’re experiencing increased memory demands from databases.
Memory size has been a serious disadvantage with Windows for YEARS. They did come out with different tricks to have SQL Server recognize more system memory even if the OS didn’t but i am not sure if that was as good as having the OS utilize it. 4GB of RAM is not a lot of memory when it comes to databases.
I have posted in this thread http://www.forumcommunity.net/?t=1408278 the screen of the Windows LongHorn
The spin to it is that Bill looks realy old and greepy in the picture. Even more greepy than usual.
The dude’s getting old.
With any luck he’ll get senile and forget than MS is a closed source company
(thou I realy don’t wish senility on anybody)
Hmmm… I don’t guess there’s any going back to the Windows Classic theme this time
Everybody is doing the gloss effect for interfaces. Why can’t anyone be original anymore.
I guess we’re not seeing any of the nifty advanced GUI work they’ve been doing. This looks like a bad skin.
Some of the Finder .. er, Windows Explorer, enhancements are nice, but it’s modest.
And why does the new IE look like a WebTV interface? This is their idea of “professional”?
Avalon has not been implemented, so the real skin hasn’t been implemented yet either.
This is only temporary.
“I guess we’re not seeing any of the nifty advanced GUI work they’ve been doing. This looks like a bad skin.”
It’s not a bad skin — it’s quite nice.
That said, it does look simple enough that quite a few people could easily dupe the look of this just about anywhere including with a few tweaks to XP. Expect that to happen in short order.
If MS know this is the case, they might be keeping some of the better eye candy behind as a surprise. I can’t imagine it could be too much, though. If it were truely dramatic, they would need testers and a few months…about the time necessary to dupe the same thing elsewhere.
Note: X is getting vector and 3D accelerated eye candy. OSX has already had this…so I can’t imagine what MS could do to beat them in any substantial way.
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