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Discussion in 'Community' started by Computer_Phreak, May 25, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    OK, so I was bored and I installed windows longhorn 4015 on my computer.

    I'll answer any questions people have about it the best that I can.
     
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    Freg3000

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    When are you going to uninstall it? :)

    No, seriously, do you like it? Is it better than XP?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, its an alpha...

    I dont like it, its dog slow (slower than X), and stuff doesnt work, like checkboxes. Ultimately, if it continues to be like this, I wouldn't reccomend people upgrading.

    Unfortunately, my build doesnt have the little flapping dead fish when i move windows around the screen. :( :D
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Here are a couple of questions...

    Does it use the fat32 file system, ntfs, or something else? If something else, what? (Rumors abound about a "database filesystem", much like Cairo was supposed to have; I suspect they're a crock of FUD.)

    XP hid "My Computer" and the "Settings" deep within the awful Start Menu. Does Longhorn continue the strategy of forcing people to navigate menus rather than browsing to what they want?

    Is it easy to turn off the Fisher-Price (tm) color scheme and use something else? If you design a custom color/font scheme, can you save it to a file and send it to someone else?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: Here are a couple of questions...

    It installed over XP Pro, which uses NTFS i believe.

    The start menu seems to be almost identical to xp.

    Ya, the XP and Classic themes are available, but longhorn comes with a new theme, "Plex," which is very blue, almost like aqua. Im not sure about the scheme stuff, but if it was possible in XP then its likely possible in longhorn.
     
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    shadowfax

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    Re: Here are a couple of questions...

    if you go back to classic start menu, you get your my computer etc icons back :)
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    you can get them back no matter what kind of start menu u have.. display properties/desktop/customize desktop button then u can add them there if u want... i'm back on XP until they fix my iBook for the third time....
     
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    beez7777

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    can you post some more screenshots of the interface, menus, etc.?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sure...

    Here is "My Computer":

    [​IMG]

    Probably what you would see on a typical boot:

    [​IMG]

    I just had to add this one for fun. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  11. macrumors member

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    why is the taskbar different when you are viewing the desktop than when you are looking at a window?

    for example the start button is different in ie than it is at the desktop.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well... it isnt. You can turn on or off the sidebar, and that changes the size and look of the taskbar. I just dont like the sidebar, so thats why there is only 1 picture of it.


    Also, here is some info about the "new" filesystem longhorn was supposed to have:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/30670.html

    Turned out to be more vaporware.
     
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    tazo

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    :p:eek: :)
     
  14. macrumors G4

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    Indeed...[​IMG]
     
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    mac15

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    I installed it ages ago on VPC and it blew :(

    but I"d like to see how it handles on a real PC
     
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    applemacdude

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    trebblekicked

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    god, is windows ugly.

    it is just. plain. ugly.

    i hope apple trademarked/copyrighted/patented/protected some certain aesthetic trademarks of OS X, so longhorn can't be too much of a knock off.

    and WTF is that taskbar monstrocity on screen right? does it have to take up 15% of your screen? how stupid.
     
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    wsteineker

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    Yech. Hideous. And did you guys actually read that Register article that phreak posted? The new GUI (heretofore to be referred to as Quatrz Extreme for Windows) requires a 128 MB graphics card! Ha! And we bitched when QE required 32 MB of VRAM. Wow. :rolleyes:
     
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    iJon

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    i like it, i like the blue look. if its xp but better i know ill buy it.

    iJon
     
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    mrjamin

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    where'd you get it from? I'd like to give it a whirl. I'm presuming its not public yet.
     
  21. macrumors member

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    LOL! I had a good laugh over that smiley.
     
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    OutThere

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    doesn't look very much different from XP, except for the blueness
     
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    I kind of like that picture of the desktop with the side thing, but besides that I think it looks way to blue, and repetitive of the same color scheme.

    Apple will think of some awesome stuff in the future and hopefully they will patent it.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    now that I think about it, that sidebar looks alot like the dock. I mean look at it. the programs list and quick launch, a clock, the only thing that would be out of place on an OS X dock is the search box. And speaking of which, why are there 2?
     

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