Hillel Cooperman and Tjeerd (“cheered”) Hoek are two of the key figures in the Windows User Experience team at Microsoft, and they’ve worked on some the company’s more advanced user interface projects over the past several years. This interview is the first in a series highlighting the personalities behind the technology.
Hillel Cooperman and Tjeerd Hoek Talk Longhorn
2004-01-23 Windows 14 Comments
I cannot wait to try it out, it will be a great operating system from what I have read. Office 2003 has a feature built in already that stops any attempts to forward, ect of email that is virus related. I have spoken to several programmers who are using it and are completly satified.
But, overall I can’t wait to use Longhorn, it will protect the rights of software makers and protect the end user as well.
I was already excited about Longhorn so this didnt do much for me. Paul always does good informative interviews. His zealotry for MS can sometimes get out of control in his editorials but thats okay.
By the way I like the Office assistant, especially Clippy.
Are you payed by microsoft to say such nonsence ? You can’t wait using longhorn or linux and others are not workable systems ? LOL !
Ok, try OS X, a Mandrake or other OSs like Zeta and come again, watching me in the eyes an say: Windows is the best OS and the only one with you can work !” !
I use lots of different systems and i can swear that Winoows is the worse to work with, user friendly speaking. The only thing windows has for him is his 94% position and so, automatiquely 94% of softwares edited …
For exemple, take a look at this young OpenBeOS team and you will see what “working the good way” is !
Current Longhorn 4051 build should be interesting for persons who are curious and excited about what Microsoft has in store for their customers.
I’m waiting on it, and the more I think about it I say to myself. Do I really want to install this thing on my computer. Its slow, buggy and just plain unusable, but you really want to know whats it all about. But I will gladly read the documentation that comes with!
I hope it’s just Pauls interviewing skills that make these guys seems so unfocused cause this interview went all over the place.
They seem to either just BSing a lot or they have no focus on what they are trying to do. It’s like, ‘we will make you computer better’ but no specifics on how that will actually be done.
I think that everyone will still be waiting in 2007+ for Longhorn to ship.
He went a bit overboard with the [Laughter]
More likely, they are just bods who have not idea how to present themselves in a verbatim interview. It’s not easy, which is why most people in the public eye have at least interview experience, pr staff and speech writers
OK you obviously came in here with only the intention to flame because your comment bears no relation to anything said before.
This is blatent trolling Eugenia myself & others obviously find this offensive.
Need I say more?
I can’t think of anyone who would choose Mandrake, a fly-by-night, poor, break-your-hardware operating system over a high-quality, professional operating system like Windows XP Home.
I mean, they give it away, and still no one will use it. LOL.
Obviously he is a troll.
I have no problems with Mandrake. What are you talking about nobody uses Mandrake? That’s a laugh. To me it’s a lot better than Windows.
No problems here, except the advertising is http://www.mandrake.com/buy/now everywhere. It feels a little *15% off mandrake if you act now* strange, but you *what are you waiting for?* get used to it.
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Mandrake 9.2 is working just fine and zippy on my old Thinkpad here. The pre-loaded Windows ME was a slow, insecure piece of crap, and I doubt XP even runs on this machine.
Plus KDE is much prettier. I prefer the themes I have now to the screenshots I’ve seen of Aero.
Is it just me or is Microsoft going to great lengths to keep waving the Windows flag in front of everyone’s face to remind us that Longhorn IS coming. Just not for 2-3 years. We’ve NEVER seen this behavior so far ahead of a release. I think MS is pissing themselves that there is a possibility that in the next 2-3 year people are going to jump to OS X and possibly Linux (Even though I doubt Linux is going to get their collective act together in the next 3 years.)
IMHO it smells like a Smokescreen. Keep the people’s attention on what MS is going to have in 2-3 years and off those OTHER operating systems.
Longhorn beta starts in a couple months. CPP copies will be available a few months after that. It won’t take 3 years for the OS to go from beta to RTM.
Besides this, the primary reason MS has been talking about Longhorn so soon is so that developers and partners can give feedback on the current direction of the OS, and allow MS to implement as many changes as possible. If they didn’t tell people about it now, and waited, it’d be too late in development to make major code changes or feature additions.
There has been very little reference to Longhorn from Microsoft that has been directed at the end-user. The majority has been directed at the developer audience to fill them in on how to prepare for new APIs,features, and security enhancements, and give best practices for development.