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    Windows Loghorn

    I just DL a beta version of longhorn off MSDN. Visually it was quite appealing but it was pretty glitchy performance wise and had poor driver support (obviously) - granted it's still beta but it lasted about 4 hours before I switched back to 2000. Any one else try it out?

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    Waiting for their "Blackcomb" Operating system due out in 2007 which is supposed to be a complete rewrite. Should be interesting. Until then, sticking with Linux.

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    Well, the only things they left in Longhorn were the the kernel and associated files. The entire windows API is rewritten, for instance.

    (There are rumors that the Unix tools Microsoft built on top of their POSIX supersystem will be added to Longhorn. They have recently done some majorwork on them. In fact, so much that they are currently better at utilising the WinFS and NTFS file systems than Windows is. Which means that after Longhorn we might very well have UNIX as the common base for ALL larger operative systems.)
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    Originally posted by bcarl314
    Waiting for their "Blackcomb" Operating system due out in 2007 which is supposed to be a complete rewrite. Should be interesting. Until then, sticking with Linux.
    The last I heard, Longhorn was originally scheduled for 2004 and Blackcomb was scheduled for 2006. For whatever reason, Microsoft decided to scrap the Blackcomb project and make Longhorn a cross-breed of the original ideas for Longhorn and Blackcomb. That's why Longhorn has been pushed back to 2006, and will be NT 6.0, instead of NT 5.3.

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    I rather just stick with Windows XP Pro until longhorn becomes stable and reliable

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    I tried a very early beta or maybe it was an alpha, months ago and it seemed intresting, lots of fluff on it. I did notice though that an install of just the OS took 2.5gigs though. Although you can get 120 gigs for 100 bucks now days, it still seems kind of a lot but if they can come through with something good, then it doesn't matter. I just hope that extra space isn't because of bloaty code.
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    Come on! OS X comes with over a gigabyte of printer drivers. Yes, a gigabyte of ONLY printer drivers. Everything is available in all languages - if you remove localisations, you remove half a gigabyte. And then you still have one and a half gigabyte of your drive occupied by the operative system. So, I'd say 2.5 gigabyte isn't by any means an unexpectedly large amount.
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    Originally posted by liorean
    Come on! OS X comes with over a gigabyte of printer drivers. Yes, a gigabyte of ONLY printer drivers. Everything is available in all languages - if you remove localisations, you remove half a gigabyte. And then you still have one and a half gigabyte of your drive occupied by the operative system. So, I'd say 2.5 gigabyte isn't by any means an unexpectedly large amount.
    Very true, and I have a 2.2GB install of OS X on my computer.

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    Originally posted by super kobs
    I rather just stick with Windows XP Pro until longhorn becomes stable and reliable
    Stable and reliable? I see you have a lot of patience .

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    I'll be getting a copy of Lonhorn next early next month. I hope to have a system running it shortly thereafter (that's why I have multiple systems at home after all).

    Of course what I mostly have is curiosity about what they're doing with the OS and with this early alpha version you only get a small glimpse, NT 4.0 release version didn't look anything like the first few NT 4.0 alpha builds that were reviewed.
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    RE: "Windows Loghorn"

    Originally posted by Roy Sinclair
    I'll be getting a copy of Lonhorn next early next month.
    From what I understand, Microsoft is working on combining the best features of Lonhorn and Loghorn to create a next-generation operating system codenamed Longhorn... does anyone know anything about it?

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    I finally got this installed the other day. I actually had to grab another stick of RAM cause 128 was not enough. I wish I had more time to program on it but so far I have only done hello world. I think it is unfair for me to give any kind of opinion on it since I am such a noob. I guess initial impressions on when I first installed it were...Nice Clock, and where is solitaire.

    For those interested in reading about the new OS check out:
    http://www.fawcette.com/vsm/2004_02/...res/rjennings/
    http://www.fawcette.com/vsm/2004_02/...tures/dollard/

    of course the articles are rah rah MS, but there is some good info.

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    Originally posted by bcarl314
    Waiting for their "Blackcomb" Operating system due out in 2007 which is supposed to be a complete rewrite. Should be interesting. Until then, sticking with Linux.
    Skyzyx is correct I think. And it wasn't going to be a 'complete' rewrite, just a large portion..
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