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Old 07-27-2005, 01:36 PM   #31
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They simply annoucned the offical name of their new OS I don't see whats the big deal? Just like Whistler became XP etc....it was not cancelled just a name change signaling a shift into the BETA phase.

Also MS when XP came out said they would not release a new OS until 2006 and they didn't. Up until that pointhtey released one every 2-3 years. So this was a change in direction. So far I hate the look of the interface.

As for the virtual desktops whats the difference between th epowertoy one and the kde one? They seem pretty identical to me. The one thign I like is the preview one in the windows. But then KDE has that nifty shadows of the windows in theirs.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #32
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where can u get prebuilds of longhorn, or now vista.

also, the same for osx for x86.
i know that they haven't released it yet, but they would have something
by now.

you would probably have to be a developer or something, wouldn't you.


also, you guys have mentioned all of the stuff that wont be included in vista.
what has microsoft announced that they will include
 
Old 07-27-2005, 10:37 PM   #33
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Quote:
also, you guys have mentioned all of the stuff that wont be included in vista.
what has microsoft announced that they will include
Hey I have an Idea! How about you taking the time to read the anouncement !

You should go to the MS site for that.

Actually I could do that for you but my hourly rates are quite high.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:19 PM   #34
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Originally posted by Raul Suarez
Hey I have an Idea! How about you taking the time to read the anouncement !

You should go to the MS site for that.

Actually I could do that for you but my hourly rates are quite high.
As far as I've read, I don't think that even the Microsoft people is certain about which new features will be released for summer 2006, they are so behind schedule that It seems that most of the new features (WinFS, Avalon) are going to be delayed.

What really troubles me is the huge budget and time that is taking to release Windows Vista, isn't Windows a "good" example of the development of proprietary software?, if this is true no wonder why free software will rule this business in few years...
 
Old 07-28-2005, 03:54 AM   #35
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i doubt the released product will be named vista.. M$ has a 3 name scheme, internal, initial public.. and public. It has always been that way. Vista will be dropped for something else before it hits the shelves.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 04:41 AM   #36
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Maybe just Windows 2006?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 04:52 AM   #37
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No, they switched to letters, remember? 95, 98, 2000 is *old* MS.

ME, NT, XP is *new* MS.

So it stands to reason that, continuing along the alphabet, Vista will be known as "Windows Y", at last causing the whole world to ask the same question that we've had all along
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:11 AM   #38
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Windows Y sounds great, LOL. But again, as much as I would like to see the logic about "old" and "new" MS, there's a Windows Server 2003, and NT came way before Win98 ^_^
 
Old 07-28-2005, 07:16 AM   #39
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Originally posted by Garda
where can u get prebuilds of longhorn, or now vista.

also, the same for osx for x86.
i know that they haven't released it yet, but they would have something
by now.

you would probably have to be a developer or something, wouldn't you.
See this link for MSDN subscribers and this one for "IT Professionals" aka TechNet subscribers. But my guess is that once you see the pricings for subscriptions, you'll give it a second thought.

Last edited by harken; 07-28-2005 at 07:17 AM.
 
  


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