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Windows Longhorn Beta Screenshots

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the rather-attractive-from-here dept.

Windows 886

An anonymous reader writes "A few screenshots of Windows Longhorn Beta 1 have surfaced on the net showing off many of the new transparency features, Internet Explorer 7 and Avalon or WinFX."

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Longhorn more like Copland. (2, Funny)

tehdely (690619) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030765)

What a failure. How many more features will they lose before they just abandon it entirely.

Ooh-wee, eye candy!

Let me in on this!

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (4, Funny)

HyperChicken (794660) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030792)

Ooh-wee, eye candy!

They're just copying from Apple. ;)

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (3, Interesting)

ericdano (113424) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030812)

seriously. Copying, but not doing a very good job on it. It lacks a certain.....um....style to it.

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (5, Interesting)

HyperChicken (794660) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030832)

Um... It was a general jab at Mac OS X being loaded with eye candy. Not so much a jab at Microsoft for copying the Mac UI.

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030849)

Yeah, whatever. Apple has Spotlight. Where is the Microsoft version of it? Virus programs? Macs don't have any need for them.

And the eye candy is way better.

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (1)

HyperChicken (794660) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030854)

It was a joke. Don't take it to heart.

Re:Longhorn more like Copland. (-1, Troll)

Gogo Dodo (129808) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030878)

Typical Microsoft. Copied, but "extended" a.k.a. mangled.

Looks an awful lot like Ubuntu's themes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030766)

Some of the ubunty themes look quite similar.

Re:Looks an awful lot like Ubuntu's themes (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030806)

That's because ubuntu stole the designs from microsoft, duh.

Re:Looks an awful lot like Ubuntu's themes (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030821)

Well I like hot, sweaty cock.

Re:Looks an awful lot like Ubuntu's themes (0, Troll)

Three Headed Man (765841) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030834)

You get what you pay for. Quit whining and fix it yourself. That's what Linux stands for.

wow....I guess.... (1)

Spoukie (775267) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030767)

Sure is purty with the black taskbar and all!

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030768)

woot frist psot timeeee

Impressive (1)

bfioca (695852) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030770)

I'm impressed. That actually looks .... ok. (even speaking as a mac user)

Re:Impressive (0, Troll)

cerebraldebris (898818) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030884)

They can put all the whipped cream, nuts and hot fudge on it they want. But a turd is still a turd, no matter how pretty it is.

Well... (1)

SCVirus (774240) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030772)

nothing too new or impressive

Re:Well... (1)

ksaville00 (833015) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030839)

Agreed....bummer, but what do u expect?

How does transparancy improve my productivity? (4, Insightful)

scsirob (246572) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030775)

I'm puzzled by the whole hoopla of transparancy. Besides being a 'cool feature', how does it help me in becoming more productive?

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (4, Informative)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030822)

Using some window managers on Linux as soon as you move the window it goes transparent. The result is that you only have to move the window a tiny bit to see what is under it. That saves you time, therefore increasing your productivity.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (5, Funny)

hilaryduff (894727) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030903)

back in the old days, windows turned into just a 1 pixel border when you moved them, and solid window movement was a big new feature. progress, eh?

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (1)

Mage Powers (607708) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030962)

Idea I think is drag window a tad, see whats under it, drop it, with the 1px borders, its pick up window, position 1pixel border, drop and then the window goes into where you dropped the border.

Now if when you dragged the window it undrew it from the old position, that'd be the same.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (1)

SCVirus (774240) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030826)

Well it doesn't... and its not supposed to... its a visual effect... wait how does more then 256 colors help me be more productive?

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030862)

It lets you design full color images for TV and print easier.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (4, Insightful)

icleprechauns (660843) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030827)

Half the features on modern UIs don't increase productivity, and that includes OS X and other non-Microsoft products. People just like eye candy...

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (5, Insightful)

ericdano (113424) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030869)

Perhaps true, but it does make the whole work experience more enjoyable. I use a Mac and a PC (XP). I seriously love spending time on the Mac. The XP machine is boring and dull. Does that make me more productive then? No, but I walk away from using the Mac without a headache.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (1)

Pecisk (688001) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030922)

Hmmmm, I won't call OS X UI 'eye candy', it is very useful, when are you used to it. Microsoft, in this situation, however simply copies some of graphical features, don't even try to understand why are there in OS X.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (4, Interesting)

Paradox (13555) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030941)

Well, sometimes eye candy doesn't directly contribute to productivity, but helps reduce overall strain. For example, people used to think that shadowed window edges were "just" eye candy, but as you spend time in WMs that do shadowing, you realize it's a useful visual cue that keeps from obstructing other data on the screen.

Is it leaps and bounds better than a thin window border? No. Is it a small step in the right direction? Definitely.

Personally, I'll encourage all the iCandy that I can, because it drives people to make powerful display architectures. Without all the focus on visual glamour, Mac OS X wouldn't have Exposé, which I use nearly constantly and find to be superior to multiple desktops for many scenarios.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (4, Insightful)

Calroth (310516) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030956)

Half the features on modern UIs don't increase productivity, and that includes OS X and other non-Microsoft products. People just like eye candy...

As long as these features don't decrease productivity, why not have them? After all, given two UIs with the same productivity, one with eye candy and one without, I'd take the eye candy...

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (1)

Vampyre_Dark (630787) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030852)

We have the horsepower to handle it, so why not? The Windows GUI hasn't changed much in over ten years.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (1)

derinax (93566) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030866)

You would be surprised, once you have it.

Using semi-transparent console windows is something you don't realize you need until you use it. Entering URLs or code snippets from the browser window behind the terminal, doing a diff between the console and Googled code in the browser, etc.-- you find yourself doing a lot less unnecessary cut and paste or clumsy window management.

Every day it's a blessing... But I can see that without it, you might not think it's necessary.

PRobably doesn't really (1)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030893)

But eye candy is what many people are all about these days. OS-X proved that eye candy is good marketing in OSes. There's a number of things in it that aren't the best from a design standpoint, like the dock (see Tog's commentary on it http://www.asktog.com/columns/044top10docksucks.ht ml [asktog.com] ) but look cool. There's plenty of that, and not just in computers. Often companies will do things that sacrifice some usability for cooler looks.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030899)

Hi.

I agree with you that transperency is indeed a great deal of hoopla. That said, I can suggest a couple of things that might be of help to one's productivity. There aren't many that I can think of - be it a lack of imagination on my part or because I actually agree with you're point of view.

Having a transparent terminal running vim (or other editor window, e.g. a transparent emacs) hovering over your browser, PDF viewer, XML editor or some other documentation as you enter source code from it or run interactively in an interpreter. On most X window managers that support multiple workspaces, you can just switch between the two virtual desktops as you read and type - but this is annoying! Also the copy 'n' paste doesn't work for entering statements into an interactive interpreter session. You can c'n'p each single logical line as you go, but who really wants to do that?!

So, from this very unimaginative POV, I guess it is only of help to programmers such as many of us on /. For the everyday users, however, I think it might just be another way of doing a desktop without virtual workspaces (e.g. see everything you're doing on the one screen without visually impairing overlap).

None of this takes away from the fact that I agree with you that most of the 'transparency' gimmick is a load of bs.

Thanks.

Re:How does transparancy improve my productivity? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030927)

Basically, it lets you pack more information into the same number of pixels:

1) on the Mac (Aqua), the windows are essentially borderless. The only way you can tell where a window ends is by the drop shadow. If there's text under the drop shadow you can still read it for instance. So no wasted pixels. I think that's pretty cool.

2) You can read stuff behind transparent windows. For instance: when I want to make a quick calculation, I hit control-space to bring up quicksilver, which has a transparent window that appears on top of the others.. covering the numbers I wanted to multiply.. but since it's transparent I can still read the numbers! The last thing I want to do is move my hand over to the mouse and move a window.

3) When you bring up the Dashboard on the Mac, the entire screen dims and your widgets appear. Note that the stuff happening on the screen is still visible, just dimmed (as if you put a black 50% alpha fill on the screen). So if you need to refer back to a non-dashboard window, or watch some progress, etc., it's still there, just dimmed.

4) I do a lot of Unixy stuff in the terminal. All my terminal windows are slightly transparent (like 95% opaque). So if I have a long compile or something in one window, I can open more windows and I can see the original window behind the one I'm working in now. So when I see the pixels stop moving, I know the process I was waiting for is finished.

5) Once I had to rename a file on my desktop, but my window title bar was partially covering it. Rather than move the window, I just clicked on the desktop and the title bar turned semi-transparent. I then clicked on the file and edited it behind the title bar, since I could see it. (It seems my new Mac with Tiger doesn't do this any more, inactive window title bars stay opaque, oh well).

From TFA: (5, Funny)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030776)

Windows Longhorn 5203 Screenshots
The article lies! There can't be more than a dozen screenshots in that article. Certainly not five thousand! :(

Re:From TFA: (5, Funny)

NTworks (163511) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030814)

you misunderstoood.. 5203 is the projected release year for Longhorn.

Re:From TFA: (0, Flamebait)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030836)

No... really? I would never have guessed!

Re:From TFA: (5, Funny)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030963)

No, it's clearly the retail price.

Copying Apple again? (3, Funny)

jtbauki (838979) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030778)

Seems like Microsoft is doing what Microsoft does best. Copying other companies. Maybe that's an unfair statement, but man, I hate Microsoft =).

Re:Copying Apple again? (0, Redundant)

pintomp3 (882811) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030825)

interesting how your post is modded interesting anyway :)

Re:Copying Apple again? (1)

pintomp3 (882811) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030867)

oop, i mean i hate microsoft. now can i have some mod points?

Re:Copying Apple again? (2, Insightful)

Cloud K (125581) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030913)

"Seems like Microsoft is doing what Microsoft does best. Copying other companies. Maybe that's an unfair statement, but man, I hate Microsoft =)"

But only Microsoft can 'borrow' from one of the greatest (visually) UIs on the planet and still manage to make it so... butt ugly :)

Re:Copying Apple again? (2, Interesting)

thegamerformelyknown (868463) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030916)

On a more serious note, one of the screenshots (found here [elliottback.com] ) says "you are here>>/home/". Is it just me, or does that look like Linux to you?

Longhorn transparency is so good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030780)

... you can see RIGHT THROUGH IT.

Oh wait -- the server's dead.

This is not the beta (5, Interesting)

DigitlDud (443365) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030781)

I can say with complete certainty that the beta is still under development and has not been released internally or to the public.

Re:This is not the beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030858)

And I can say with complete certainty that it IS the beta! Now who you gonna believe?

Re:This is not the beta (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030883)

The one who is not anonymous and works at Microsoft [according to his website]

Re:This is not the beta (0, Flamebait)

pilgrim23 (716938) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030960)

I have always been under the impression that Windows has ALWAYS been in beta, and that the world is Microsoft's testers. No other company has so refined the paradigim of selling an unfinished, broken product to the public in the full expectation that almost all features, and functions will be changed or disabled due to problems within a given time. When other industries discover a serious problem, they must invest money in creating a replacement, recalling the product, repairing and all at no cost and limited nusance to the customer.

In counterpoint, Microsoft releases a broken product, fully aware it is broken. Then, when enough reports that a particular problem has actually caused serious harm can no longer be scoffed at, they act. How do they act? They create a "patch" that the customer must pay for (on CD) or, if it is a minor fix, download (if you have high speed connect), and here you must PROVE you are a real customer and not someone who stole from Microsoft (yes absurd,, but there it is).
When Microsoft can deliver a functional, and finished product with limited or at least MINOR problems, I will consider purchase. Not until. "Beta Test" for them? Somehow that is just plain evil.

Buttons (1)

Vampyre_Dark (630787) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030782)

Odd that the title bar close/maximize/minimize buttons don't share a consistant look between the different windows.

start to shut down (5, Funny)

smeagols_ghost (644286) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030788)

Good to see you still need to click start to shut down.

I had great fun explaning that to my mum when she first used xp

Re:start to shut down (1, Informative)

prockcore (543967) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030820)

Good to see you still need to click start to shut down.

No no, you're misreading it. You need to "start the shutdown process". Makes perfect sense to me.. especially considering how long it takes to shutdown a machine these days.

Re:start to shut down (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030856)

Takes about 1 sec for me to reach around and yank out the power.

Re:start to shut down (1)

interweb (895527) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030872)

It makes more sense to hit my computer's power button to turn it off like any old appliance in my home. Don't most computers support this now? I just haven't been around any computers, except 5+ year old machines, that don't support this.

Re:start to shut down (1)

smeagols_ghost (644286) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030897)

After the deadly attack of the small children, the box is now locked in a draw.

Most of the time she just turns off the screen now, unless the house is really quite and the noise gets to her.

Re:start to shut down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030923)

you ever use init?

wha... (0, Flamebait)

bugbeak (711163) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030790)

What good are screenshots, when the only conclusion we get is that it's a bloated XP?

Re:wha... (1)

gooman (709147) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030944)

and XP is just bloated W2K...

No, I'm not trolling, but give me a break, we're gonna get a couple of new features that will require twice the hardware and disk space... Again.

Holy Shit! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030802)

Transparency! Tabbed browsing! A search bar in the browser! Brilliant!

And why the fuck exactly did recycling old technology take them this long?

Mirrors? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030804)

Slashdotted already. :-(

Sigh.. (2, Insightful)

vansloot (89515) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030807)

As a long time Linux user, I still always cringe when these articles come along. Can we at least keep the attacks on Microsoft original this time?

No (1)

jpardey (569633) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030841)

All the anti-microsoft folks are busy writing kernel patches. Someone had the brilliant idea of writing a script to make new stabs at microsoft, but it turns out /dev/random wasn't that random...

Re:Sigh.. (5, Funny)

hilaryduff (894727) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030919)

if you were a windows user, you'd understand why we hate microsoft!

Re:Sigh.. (1)

laptop006 (37721) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030943)

Sure, when THEY come up with something origional, we'll heckle it in an origional way...

Re:Sigh.. (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030959)

I actually got my ass up and did something away from the computer yesterday, thanks to the run of MS stories early Saturday morning, for which I had zero desire to see on the front page. Thanks, Slashdot! Do it again!

Down already? (5, Funny)

aendeuryu (844048) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030809)

Is the server performance a Longhorn preview as well?

Re:Down already? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030891)

Flexbeta runs Linux: Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.3.11 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7a.

Maybe they should have run Windows?

Re:Down already? (1)

dagr8tim (866860) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030958)

Seriously, somebody needs to mirror those images. I would if I was at home. Sadly, I'm still at work for another almost 4 hours :(.

Slashdotted Already (4, Funny)

Joel Rowbottom (89350) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030810)

"And in related news, Longhorn's webserver fell on its arse after 50 geeks attempted to look at the eye-candy simoultaneously..."

Re:Slashdotted Already (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030931)

Except Flexbeta is running Linux: Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/1.8 mod_log_bytes/1.2 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.3.11 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7a

Hee-haw!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030817)

Looks like lil' ol' Microsoft out-innovated Apple, with this translucency bidness. Transparency is so-o-o last century. ;-)

So where's the screenshot of... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030819)

...the bluescreen of death?

Slashdotted already (0, Offtopic)

offerk (764276) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030823)

Bummer, wanted to see the pics, now I'll have to wait... :(

Mirror? (1)

Dak_x (632526) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030830)

The site is already slashdotted -

Re:Mirror? (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030840)

Mirrordot still says unavailable..... Guess its gone for good.

Re:Mirror? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030905)

google it. There's plenty of shots on the web. Not like this is actual news or anything. sheesh.

Missed it (1)

Aldirn (842942) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030837)

/.-ed already. Server pwned.

Wow ... (not!) (1)

polyp2000 (444682) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030850)

Considering this is a "beta" - I can wholeheartedly say this is nothing impressive. Its already looking "so last year" and it isnt even out to retail yet - its hardly the DOOM3 of desktop engines. Certainly not going to be switching back to M$ on the strength of those screens!

Re:Wow ... (not!) (2, Funny)

DigitlDud (443365) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030937)

If it was the Doom 3 of desktop engines it would be pitch black and the mouse cursor would be a flashlight.

MIRROR: I happened to save 4 of them (1)

melikamp (631205) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030857)

Here's a link to a torrent. I never seeded before, so tell me if it worked out for you.

http://melikamp.net/gfx/LH%20Screenshots.torrent

Re:MIRROR: I happened to save 4 of them (1)

payote (621854) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030873)

Torrent file has a null pointer error for me. :(

Re:MIRROR: I happened to save 4 of them (1)

melikamp (631205) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030896)

OK nevermind, I am retarded. I don't think I can do that from behind the firewall.

Microsoft's motto should be... (4, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030863)

"The technologies of today --- TOMORROW!"

(yeah, I said that joke before. Kinda lame, I know...)

Transparency Features (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030864)

"many of the new transparency features"

Some one has turned the transparency up too far. When I click the link I can't even see the website.

Close Window 'X' (5, Interesting)

m()p3s (888808) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030874)

It appears that the closed window button (The ' X ', found in the title bar of each application window) has moved 15 pixels to the left.

Unfortunately none of the screenshots have any maximised windows but if the ' X ' button has moved for maximised windows as well then it will be the worst GUI decision EVER! Gone will be the quick hand flick up and to the right to close a window.

Using the 'infinite' screen real-estate in the corners and edges of the screen is very important but Microsoft continually abuse the said space and assign these areas as no-action spaces.

A truly terrible decision if it is the case.

Re:Close Window 'X' (1)

spongman (182339) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030948)

well, ever since the '95 UI it's stopped being a flick&click to close the window. even now it's: flick, move a couple of pixels back & click...

Server is toast (4, Informative)

baadger (764884) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030881)

"There is a problem with the database that is preventing the site from working.

An email has been sent to the administrator notifying them of the problem. Please try again later."
...and their e-mail server will be ready in a minute.

Mirror:
http://www.networkmirror.com/JOdkEXG2eLXwsioX/www. flexbeta.net/main/comments.php%3Fcatid%3D1%26shown ews%3D13839.html [networkmirror.com]

anything revolutionary? (1)

tiberiandusk (894649) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030890)

is there going to be anything mind blowing in longhorn or is it just another coat of paint on a piece of shit?

Cool! (4, Funny)

SolitaryMan (538416) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030902)

"The page cannot be displayed" looks cool! Since it is the page which explorer visits most often it is very important to make it look cool.

And I'm happy to see that cmd still doesn't show directory names properly.

GO Longhorn!

Re:Cool! (1)

mrjb (547783) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030945)

Actually I think that other screenshot is way cooler: "Consider using a browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer and you will probably halt most of the bad stuff you could be getting. There are excellent alternatives such as Mozilla or Firefox."

was out on hackaday this morning (1)

a3217055 (768293) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030911)

This was out on hackaday this morning... ahhh slashdot is falling behind must be the submissions from bankers from Africa offering the staff $35 MILLION DOLLARS. :) (15% handling fee not included ) Good pictures someone should make a flash slide show out of it.

Ummm...... (1)

MuckSavage (658302) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030914)

...meh?

I would think a company with microsoft's resources could come up with something a little more "wow!" than that.

looks aren't everything (1)

kcalliauw (786859) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030924)

Longhorn checklist

- make XP look nice(r)
- if time permits, add some features
- if it doesn't, throw out some...

But it IS totall RIPOFF of OS X Finder interface.. (1)

Pecisk (688001) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030933)

But Linux guys don't doing it so directly. Does Microsoft have really lost grip of reality? Gosh, there is NOTHING original in all these screenshots.

My pick is that Longhorn is next WindowsME.

Incredibly ugly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030940)

That's.. just so amazingly ugly it leaves me wondering if the screenshots are fakes, if the person that took them chose a non-default and incredibly ass theme, or if Microsoft is just hiding their secret 'not ass' theme until after beta. I mean, wow, that's bad.

On the other hand, this is quite good news for KDE and GNOME, who look better than Longhorn even before Luminosity/xcompmgr-style features become mainstream.

The question is ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030949)

How many fools are going to buy an upgrade?.

a hoax? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13030951)

There are a suspiciously large number of pro Linux websites being shown in the IE 7 windows. I can't believe Microsoft would release screenshots like that. It almost looks like the person is just using Longhorn long enough to figure out how to replace it with Linux!

Upgrade? (1)

LividBlivet (898817) | more than 9 years ago | (#13030952)

And this is better than W2K how?
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  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>