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Originally Posted by techieMoe
05-27-2005 #22Originally Posted by Vergil83
Originally Posted by SpaceballsRegistered Linux user #270181
05-28-2005 #23Originally Posted by jaboua
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Meh.. it's late at night and my thoughts are scattered.
I read up about longhorn a while ago on wikipedia (and probably a few other sites I can't remember at the moment). I think I remember hearing something about multiple runlevels of window management that reserved the most powerful features for high end machines but made it usable on normal computers.
It is also going to have a new API for its GUI, a supposedly usable command line shell, piping heavily integrated with .NET, and an implementation for the first phase of TCPA. Now, my impression is that this operating system will be quite decent and possibly feature-filled, yet at the same time will not neglect the bugs and BS that you have come to expect for your money. I think it may hurt the Linux community because it will be less sucky then XP (even if it's more evil).\"Nifty News Fifty: When news breaks, we give you the pieces.\" - Sluggy Freelance
On the other hand, I could use this to convince my parents to buy me a 1 TB hd.
"Hey dad, I decided to switch back to Windows, despite my known, total hatred of Microsoft."
"Really? That's kinda interesting..."
"Yeah. Only problem is that Longhorn needs a 1 TB hard drive to run. And don't you want me to have all the security updatest that it is sure to provide?"
Ha. That would be fun. It would take 3 days to partition, then I could happily run Gentoo.
After reading up more on longhorn, it is starting to sound more like a unix based system to me. Avalon (the new graphical engine) sounds a lot like X, then the WinFS system seems to be similar to Reiser etc.
I think Microsoft is simply trying to make a closed source unix based system cos they realise that it will be more stable and cheaper as they can screw smalll developers apps by bolting it onto the new version of windows.
Originally Posted by WorkaphobiaOriginally Posted by Workaphobia
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05-28-2005 #28Originally Posted by Workaphobia
Originally Posted by AlexK
I think what this is showing is the MS is finally on the trip down. Just think of the amount of growth and changes that new windows used to be. win95--->win98--->win2000, there were some large/important changes. What have they done since then? (winxp is win2000 made pretty)..... They have a new OS that is still atleast one year away from release (I am betting on late! 2006), and there seems to be nothing new about it. They no longer have new ideas, they drag along, as all bloated bureaucracies do.
05-28-2005 #30Originally Posted by budman7