More Longhorn screen shots

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by 512ke, May 6, 2004.

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    wow... people are expected to wait so long for this? maybe people will get so fed up with there old xp that they'll switch to 10.6.... or 10.7...

    btw, what is that "floppy" disc in the my computer picture?? is it like a bendable cd? must be some groundbreaking new technology... :rolleyes:

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    I wonder if the piles are to stacks as the Trash is to the Recycle Bin. There is too much blue, and it looks bloated. I'll stick with Tiger.

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    wow it's Windows XP! and this is gonna require a 6 Ghz computer for what? With those System Requirements I was expecting a fully three dimensional UI....this is just a redecorated version of XP, and it's really ugly at that. It doesn't even have anti aliasing.
     
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    Macmaniac

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    The screen shots are very sad! I mean it looks so pathetic compared even to Jaguar! My favorite screen shot was the one of the application dying;) Just goes to show you how far windows has not come!
     
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    arrrrrrghhhh! the CLOCK i cant get it out of my head, its SOOOOOOO big!
     
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    ...okay, it can do some of the Quartz Extreme stuff...

    but where are the exposé functions ;)
     
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    a floatin' turd in a toilet bowl looks better than that stinkin' son-of-an-OS :rolleyes:

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    Still ugly.

    They have so much $, you would think they can afford to hire some good designers.
     
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    They do, but the problem is that they force them to use a PC leaving the poor designers uninspired. ;)
     
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    Strewth! We have to wait 3 years for that?!!! Have they only got one guy working on it??

    Apple come out with that many changes every year!

    By the time Longhorn comes out, it will look long in the tooth compared to OSX 10.6

    The door is open for Linux - and wide open for Apple.

    A more appropriate name...

    LongTooth? LongGone? Forlorn? ShoeHorn?
     
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    What MS is trying to do is do what Apple was trying to do with Copland. Until Apple wised up themselves and went with Unix (based) because it is the future. Hopefully MS will take the same route...

    ... but MS will undoubtfully not choose a Unix (based) Kernel because they see their stuff as superior to Unix (by evidence of all the anti-Linux ads). Foolish mortals.
     
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    this is almost blantant copying! cant apple do anything about this? im aware of the ownership of GUI lawsuit, but still! geez these ppl. this is exactly the panther/jag login!!!! :mad: well at least really really close
     

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    "Cattle" might just do it. So:


    Graphics: Better than XP, and some of the blue is quite appealing...(thinks about redoing own desktop pic.)
    Visual demonstration: Too much in some areas, not enough in others, and it's obvious

    Performance: Sounds like it's way too processor intensive. Longhorn is supposed to be run on a personal computer, not on supercomputers in a $250,000 laboratory chamber designed for virtual space simulation. Talk about overdoing the GUI...just a little.
     
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    All i have to say

    I though there was some great thing about it. It looks like xp with a LARGE ass new bar with a huge CLOCK. What do I need it for. They should just stick to what windows people know and keep just the start bar.
     
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    That's right!! OSX is already doing all this on processors equivalent to current Pentiums.
     
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    Fugly. I'm supposed to wait 3 years and buy a 6ghz computer for that? No thanks! I'll just keep running the superior OS X on 3 year old 400mhz computers.
     
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    It may have new features, but man, a 6 GHz computer is needed to run them all?! And its funny that 6 GHz is what they recommend when a 7 GHz computer may actually be needed to run it "well". This is a PC. Some people won't be able to justify spending $2000 on a 7 GHz porn machine. ;)

    And unless you own a G5, people are running OSX on early Pentiums. :p
     
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    here are the pictures of what was displayed in the conference on 4th,
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    i guess it has expose now..
     
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    ouch ouch ouch! I'm laughing so hard it hurts. :D :D :D :D :D

    A theme called Jade??!! Which MS marketing drongo came up with that??!! The media will toast them with the obvious "Jade? More like jaded!" headlines

    Thanks abhishekit, that link gave me the best laugh i've had in ages.
     
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    Are these screenshots for real? It's been several months since I've used Windows XP, but I can't see any difference. Longhorn (aka MS is rustling the Mac OS again) strikes me as having some Panther features, but it mostly looks like XP warmed up.

    Is it possible there are some surprises in store? Could it be a 3D GUI is in the works, but they haven't developed that part yet? I can't imagine another 2 years are required to complete development on this.
     
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    "here are the pictures of what was displayed in the conference on 4th,
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    i guess it has expose now."

    Thank you.

    It looks bone ugly. I predict that it also will be sneaky.

    Since I am sitting here avoiding getting started on my work this evening...

    Top ten personal predictions about Longhorn:

    Quicktime won't work.

    Real Audio will be a nightmare to use.

    Word docs created by someone else won't open unless you're hooked up to the internet and Microsoft checks some kind of authentification code. You won't simply be able to email word docs anymore.

    You will not be able to access the internet via Longhorn without a valid passport account.

    Instead of forcing you just to download monthly updates, Longhorn also will automatically charge your credit card for each of them.

    Instead of just fabeling your main folders ( "my pictures", "my documents", etc.) Longhorn will also pick the names of your documents ("bill.doc" etc.).

    Norton won't work. The only anti virus software that will be compatible with Longhorn will be sold to you on a paid subscription basis by Microsoft.

    iPods will not work with Longhorn. iTunes will not work with Longhorn. Or if they do work, they will screw up constantly.

    Only Outlook will be capable of receiving and sending emails, for .35 cents each (and ten extra cents each time you forward an email).

    Ok, this sounds stupid. However, a lotta stupid things have come to pass...

    Anyone have any other predictions?
     
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    Yah that you are wrong. Everyone';s ****canning Longhorn. Never mind the fact its at least 2.5 DAMN years away from being done and you know NOTHING about the OS itself. How many of you have run alpha versions of it?
    Someone want to tell me how good OS X was 2 years before it was originally released?

    :rolleyes: Hell it took 10.1 to get the OS to a point of being a somewhat decent OS (Even then there are those who only consider 10.2 the real deal.)

    Do you think that theme is the final one?!?! It’s an Alpha theme

    Look at Windows Whistler (a.k.a XP) in beta form:
    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/whistler_beta1.asp

    There are drastic differences from beta to final and that was only 1 year away from release! So please bash all you want on XP, 9x and the like but until Longhorn reaches a milestone of at least release candidate 1 you guys don't have a leg to stand on, on criticizing Longshot.

    That being said as has been mentioned before this is a fantastic opportunity for Apple. They know almost exactly what MS is going to include in Longshot. With 2 years notice they can easily beat MS to the punch because unlike MS who has to clean up their security mess they made themselves Apple can focus on features and the GUI. Apple and Linux have at least 2.5 years to eat away at Windows market share. They DAMN well better spend that time wisely because all bets are off when Longhorn comes out.

    But what do I know. I see an OS as a tool not a religious experience so I couldn’t give less a crap about Windows, Linux, MOS, BeOS, Amiga, DOS etc. I’ve never understood how people can get os bent out of shape over a blasted OS.
     
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    Funny I've run an alpha version on my 800Mhz/384MB RAM laptop. It wasn't fast by any stretch of the imagination but it ran. Hell boot time was less then 12 second which was faster then on XP which averages around 17. You guys are talking out your butts. The 6Ghz/1TB quote was so taken out of context it’s rather hilarious. Think one second. Just one second. Do you know how many companies would NOT upgrade if they made the minimum sys requirements 6Ghz?!?! MS is in the business to make money. That is why Longhorn will have a tiered sys requirement scheme for longhorn. I will bet a year’s salary the minimum system requirements will be 256-512 RAM and 800Mhz-1Ghz range.


    Ya never mind that MS has been using this theme of their login screen in Alpha versions of Longhorn since at least last July. :rolleyes: And has used the login screen since early XP betas in spring 2001. Oh and who copied who in fast user switching? I really don’t want to get into the whole MS stole the world from Apple. Have they copied other companies? Unless you’re a MS apologist that answer is a resounding HELL YES. But it’s not like MS is the only company on the planet to do this. This happens in every industry on the planet. Heck I like Special K’s strawberry cereal. So do a lot of people apparently because they were flying off the shelves. Whoever makes cheerios copied the idea and created banana and strawberry Cheerios less then a month later. This is business. Companies copy companies. Is it a forgone conclusion that at some point MS is going to copy Expose? I’m betting yes. Get pissed. Get over it. And move on.
     

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