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    Microsoft Windows 2003

    Screenshots of Windows XP LongHorn.
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    It looks completely different, but the criticisms differ over the net, some like it some hate it (yes not all people like it).

    Where do you guys think Microsoft is taking Operating Systems too? Any predictions of what they may do in a few years time?
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    I like the blue colour scheme, ( I am a blue person ), but it doesn't look like ( at a glance ) it would have anything on it that I would upgrade for.

    Just my opinion

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    I got to use a beta copy a while ago... its basically windows xp with a few changes. I believe this is the one that they are supposedly builing from scratch but I seriously doubt that even if they claim that they are. C'mon it would be 2010 before it would come out if that was the case. So if they aren't totally building it from scratch, they are going to be putting bits and peices together, and just think how good of security it would have *rolls eyes*.

    There is a good thing about it in the last PC Magazine.
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    There is a good thing about it in the last PC Magazine.
    interesting, just ONE good thing. Sounds like it wouldn't be worth the upgrade then. Just my oppinion, I don't even like XP that much. I still prefer 2000 over XP.


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    windows is a resource hog. If I was allowed to play Warcraft III on linux, I would dump windows out the window.

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    I ment as in a good article about it.
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    Windows XP Pro is a resource hog yes, but it has yet to crash on me... I have had it from 2 weeks after it was released.
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    XP has been pretty good to me. AND it has system restore, which is good.

    Anyways, I've read that Longhorn (2004, NT 5.2) was being dropped in favor of Blackcomb (2006, NT 6.0), but that Blackcomb would be moved forward a bit, and wouls use some of the features that are in those screenshots. Perhaps they chose to keep the Longhorn name for the Blackcomb project.

    As far as a rewrite, I don't believe they will, but they are supposed to be doing some massive tinkering to the NT kernal for the 6.0 update. There are supposed to be more upgrades between 5.1 and 6.0 than there were between 4.0 and 5.0.

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    There's no "re-write" of Windows going on. While they may rewrite a module or part of Windows there's not been any word of a complete re-write of Windows out of Redmond. What you may be referring to is that Windows Server 2003 is the first release of a Windows product after MS performed their review trying to find potential security problems.

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    Re: Microsoft Windows 2003

    Originally posted by ionsurge
    Where do you guys think Microsoft is taking Operating Systems too? Any predictions of what they may do in a few years time?
    Humm.... The same resource hogger with a more teletubbish interface?
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    lol.

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    gosh this drives me crazy how microsoft keeps changing stuff so much... i wish theyd stay with the same interfaces, and concepts of how it works (eg like networing (98/me/2000/xp all are lots different). The different fancier looking interfaces just end up hogging more resources, and even though some people think they look "cool" some (like me) just get anoyed with it. And most of the time when they change concepts of windows, and aplications it just creates confusion, and just endless glitch findings.
    Not to say all of it is bad... just to say that they change stuff too much, in MY OPINION. and I do like windows, and use it myself.

    Oh yeah and then microsoft just makes TONS of money by seling there new quickly made, highly glitchy variations at huge prices...
    as for this new windows longhorn, i think the name is really wierd, and it looks "teletubish"
    i wish theyd spend more time creating REALLY good products instead of trying to make tons of money with tons of cheasy variations
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    I believe the server version 2003 was released just recently.

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    Well, just looking at the pix above, it seems that there going for the OSX Aqua look.

    Still waiting for something original from MS

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    Originally posted by bcarl314
    Still waiting for something original from MS
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