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Old 06-18-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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LongHorn Screenshots

anyone wanting to get a peek at MS new OS can just click on this site:

what do you guys think?
Old 06-18-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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Nice eyecandy. Though I still hate that menu, and the side panel is way to big, I hope its all configurable, because I know so dweeb manager is going to make me use it. ( Or Linux takes over first! )
Old 06-19-2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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Slightly better appearance than XP , but those icons still look like rejects from an asian candy-factory......
(Nothing bad about asian candy-factories , but they shouldn't be designing icons IMO... )

And btw.- Shouldn't this be in "General"?
Last time I checked , Windows didn't qualify as a Linux-Distribution....

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Old 06-19-2004, 05:24 AM   #4
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Well it's an improvement over XP. Give my linux any day...
Old 06-19-2004, 05:54 AM   #5
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Well this cant be actual screen shots because on the first it says "Device currently working", so it has to be a made up photo
Old 06-19-2004, 09:10 AM   #6
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hmmmmm, IMHO they finally made the windows GUI work like windows does, one crappy thing at a time!

i just installed gentoo, and if i had to even stare at windows again i might go blind ....... give me a linux GUI any day so i can actually do a few things at once like i like to do on a computer........

anyone using that OS (judging by the screen shots) will have to be even dumber then my cat (trust me, hes not that smart) to not get frustrated
Old 06-19-2004, 09:36 AM   #7
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It looks better than XP(which was way to teletuby-like).. a little less childish.

but still, that menu on the side is taking WAY to much space, and actually it seems to me there is a little to much eye candy.. I think it is getting in the way when you have to do some work.. it all looks to big to me..

Don't think I'm gonna use it if it has nothing more to offer than this GUI.. like i never used any windows version after 2000, because since that version windows is really 'oversimplified'. like it was made whit pretty dumb people in mind (no offense to windows users... )

know what? think i just stay whit my slackware system.. It looks way better
Old 06-19-2004, 09:51 AM   #8
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I remember getting the sidebar with a windows xp theme (from or somewhere). Is it that they are 'again' just taking stuff from others and putting it as theirs.
Old 06-19-2004, 10:26 AM   #9
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Originally posted by EyesOnly
It looks better than XP(which was way to teletuby-like).. a little less childish.
Are you kidding, it's exactly the same, except that everything is blue now!
Ha, microsoft, they really have zero imagination... Poor thing.

That's microsoft for ya, never real profound work, like adding useful features, *brand new* improvements, just adding more bugs and stuff, continuing on the same road over and over again.... Someday it'll be payback time for their laziness.
Old 06-19-2004, 01:09 PM   #10
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Interesting screen shots... now on to fix the registry
Old 06-19-2004, 02:55 PM   #11
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Originally posted by lokee
Are you kidding, it's exactly the same, except that everything is blue now!
Ha, microsoft, they really have zero imagination... Poor thing.

I agree, I am thoroughly unimpressed with the look of that. Why would they do that? Perhaps they are thinking that if they keep as close to before as possible, except make it even more bland, they won't lose anybody?
Old 06-19-2004, 05:48 PM   #12
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That big bar down the side really annoys me, I'd want to use that space for something useful.
Old 06-19-2004, 09:12 PM   #13
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they changed the start menu from green to blue, and added an analogue clock.......

i am jacks inflamed sence of bemusement.
Old 06-19-2004, 09:49 PM   #14
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Thumbs up Looks nice!

I think it looks quite nice. At least, this time, the blue colors are in a perfect harmony with each other, unlike XP (Who for goddess sake thought that "blue task" bar with a "green Start button" fits?). The sidebar is without a doubt, removable. We've seem similar bars (like Win98 Web-links) before and it's just one click to close it, so I don't see why it won't be like that this time too...

If it offers the same speed and stability of Win2k and XP, it's going to be great!. Well, it's still far from complete, and the above shots(if real) might change significantly, so it's just to wait and see.

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Old 06-19-2004, 10:21 PM   #15
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It looks ok but whats with all the blue?


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