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Post by Derek » Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:53 pm

Has anyone tried Windows Longhorn yet?
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Post by InactiveX » Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:17 pm

I had the PDC build but it gave an installation error whenever I tried it. I can't remember what exactly; it was a few months ago.
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Post by Derek » Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:49 pm

Ditto. I just tried out the latest build (4053) but I still encounter a stop error during boot-up due to my ATA controller. Hopefully they’ll work on that issue soon as I don’t want to swap my drives around! :)
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Post by InactiveX » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:39 am

From what I've heard, unless you're a software dev and an "early adopter" type, there's little point in trying Longhorn as most of the planned features are missing. It did get my curiosity though.

(Early adopter - I hate that phrase.)
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Post by Derek » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:12 am

InactiveX wrote:From what I've heard, unless you're a software dev and an "early adopter" type, there's little point in trying Longhorn as most of the planned features are missing. It did get my curiosity though.

(Early adopter - I hate that phrase.)
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Post by Tim_K » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:22 pm

To me, Longhorn sounds like a really stupid name, even if it's only temporary. I wonder who thought that one up.
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Post by purrkur » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:40 am

It has been dubbed "Shorthorn" now because MS is removing features from it left and right in order to be able to bring it out on schedule (which has been delayed several times).

I too love testing out new OS's and I got an MSDN account where I can download whatever I want without issues but I can't be bothered with Longhorn. MS is trying their hardest to make the PC into an appliance and I hate the restrictions that come with that. I can't see me buying an MS appliance/operating system anytime soon anyways.
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Post by InactiveX » Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:47 am

purrkur wrote:It has been dubbed "Shorthorn" now because MS is removing features from it left and right in order to be able to bring it out on schedule (which has been delayed several times).
I saw this article yesterday. It explains the stripping down of Longhorn in a rather different way.

"Shorthorn"! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tim_K wrote:To me, Longhorn sounds like a really stupid name, even if it's only temporary. I wonder who thought that one up.
I believe MS always codename their nascent operating systems after towns in the USA.
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Post by purrkur » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:39 pm

InactiveX wrote:I saw this article yesterday. It explains the stripping down of Longhorn in a rather different way.
OK. Then take a look at this article and you will find out that what Microsoft is promising is partly vapourware. This is not the first time either.

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It makes MS and Longhorn look pretty pathetic if you ask me. Longhorn looks like it will only be an XP upgrade with a prettier GUI. I would love for MS to tell me exactly what Longhorn will be but they keep changing the specs and what they say so I guess we won't find out until it is delivered. One thing is for sure though and that is that it will only be a fraction of what MS originally promised.
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Post by g0fvt » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:11 am

Hi, my BP6s are too busy doing useful stuff to spare them for Vista, I have an Athlon XP2000+ with 512Mb ram running 32 bit Vista, so far I am not very impressed.... maybe I am biased by having run XP for so long.

A friend also tried Vista on a 2.8Ghz laptop with 1Gb of ram, this machine runs XP well but is like a sick dog with 3 legs running Vista.

Specific niggles with both machines running Vista is the way you can get in a mess trying to use ethernet if the machine has Wifi...

Much of the gui we are used to now has stuff in different places from those we are used to....

I realise Vista is only a Beta at the moment, however it needs a lot of change to compete with XP.

Will give it a longer trial and let you all know.... incidentally I too was expecting a new OS but it seems to just be an evolved XP/NT, nothing daring, a sysagent on a website identified mine as Windows NT6.0...

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Post by g0fvt » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:12 am

oops nearly submitted twice

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