Home > Windows > Windows Longhorn 5087 Windows Longhorn 5087 Submitted by Hart 2005-06-26 Windows 33 Comments Apart from showing off IE7 at Gnomedex this year, spy-shots of Longhorn also show its current build: 5087. It is not known whether this build will be the Beta build that will be released to testers this summer. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 33 Comments 2005-06-26 4:06 pm Was that single photo of the taskbar it? 2005-06-26 4:23 pm This news-page is becoming a Kindergarten…A screenshot of a taskbar…YEAHHH!!! Are you serious? 2005-06-26 4:42 pm i am never gonna use that freaky software ever. when windows 2000 dies, i die with it 2005-06-26 4:55 pm Well, you should have died from March 31, 2005 according to the Windows Product Lifecylce. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx 2005-06-26 5:00 pm It’s actually a shot of the build info. 2005-06-26 5:17 pm I’m going back to sleep…. 2005-06-26 6:01 pm When I read the headline, I thought they had just changed the release date of Longhorn to something Microsoft could make on time. 2005-06-26 6:14 pm I wouldn’t say the ones at osdir do, they’re usually just regular Gnome and KDE WMs with a different background. Lynucs is all the cool things people have created. I was hoping to see more than the taskbar. 2005-06-26 6:30 pm The news is “Longhorn is at build 5087. That’s all. Nothing more to see.”? Don’t take this as trollng or whatever, but, frankly, the hype about Longhorn is getting a bit silly. What are we supposed to say, “Wohooo! 5087! Way cool!”? 2005-06-26 6:38 pm the couch looks good 2005-06-26 6:46 pm I can see by the screenshot this is going to be Microsoft’s most advanced operating system they have released yet! 2005-06-26 6:49 pm Hmmm… when I first saw the article title I thought it was a prediction of when Longhorn was going to actually finally ship… 2005-06-26 6:49 pm “the couch looks good ” Sorry to disappoint you, but it won’t make it to Longhorn. The release schedule is too tight. 2005-06-26 7:27 pm More Microsoft vaporware. Lets move along folks, there is nothing to see… 2005-06-26 7:31 pm ok… so is that the build number or release date ? my mistake… looks like the build date… 2005-06-26 7:37 pm I’ve upgraded today from Fedora Core 3 to Fedora Core 4 😉 Still abusing than windows mouse only crap. 2005-06-26 7:46 pm When I was the article title I thought for a second that was the new projected release date! 2005-06-26 7:49 pm http://flickr.com/photos/niallkennedy/21325859/in/photostream/ 2005-06-26 8:08 pm We now have 20 totally justified comments in a similar vein as my first, but only mine gets modded down. What happened to OSNews overnight?? Read my lips: A single screenshot showing a build number (heck, MS builds its developing products *DAILY*) and nothing more is NOT NEWS! Now if there was any serious content in there that showed relevant milestones that made it into this build, then that would be news. Now it’s down to the point where the frontpage can have articles with NO content whatsoever and the first to criticize this, is modded down. Bravo! And yes, I have contributed to this site in the past with original material. 2005-06-26 8:58 pm ROFL! 2005-06-26 9:09 pm This shot is very informative, but if you want to see some movies about b.5060 for Thurrott’s site: http://www.winsupersite.com/files/winhec2005_glass_demo.wmv http://www.winsupersite.com/files/winhec2005_start_search.wmv http://www.winsupersite.com/files/winhec2005_start_search.wmv http://www.winsupersite.com/files/winhec2005_desktop_search.wmv http://www.winsupersite.com/files/winhec2005_vis_org_01.wmv and so on… 2005-06-26 9:11 pm … what the taskbar corner of any desktop X is supposed to show me about the OS itself? 2005-06-26 9:33 pm …Why do you insist on running these obviously planted MS stories? Are you being paid-off? 2005-06-26 10:02 pm I couldn’t help but notice the yellow smiley face with pirate’s eyepatch on it. M$ pirating something we should know about? 2005-06-26 10:59 pm One crappy screenshot? What a joke. I can understand the RSS screenshots, because there was a video with it explaining their plans and what not. But a single screenshot that shows nothing. Bah. 2005-06-26 11:48 pm I thought the Pirate smiley was interesting, that’s it… 2005-06-27 12:10 am move away people there’s nothing here to see! 2005-06-27 8:35 am OMG that is so 5087777&&&&! 2005-06-27 8:37 am Could i get a pair of nude pics of Bill Gate on the front page tomorrow. That would be also sooo 508777^Y^^^^^6^^^%^ 2005-06-27 11:42 am Is that the year it will be released? 🙂 2005-06-27 9:35 pm WHY? What would lead someone to even ask this question? There are several builds of software like this being put together all the time, what makes this specific one special? And what did this build warrant an OSNews article anyways? Oooh, a number used to designate a pre-beta compilation of the next Windows OS within Microsoft’s R&D labs! How exciting! 🙂 Nothing else to comment to this story. 2005-06-27 10:19 pm The “pirate smiley” is an icon for RSS Bandit, an OSS RSS reader for Windows. They were using a slightly customized version of it to show how a developer could easily port their existing RSS software to the RSS API that MS is planning to include in Longhorn. 2005-06-27 10:22 pm Oh, and the red couch belongs to MS blogger and Channel 9 interviewer Robert Scoble. And yes this “article” was kind of lame.