Video of Windows Vista, circa 2003

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  1. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    man longhorn looks awesome too bad it ended up being a Vista wasteland.
     
  4. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    It looks better than what they have now. But did they really think they were being serious with all of those animations, especially in 2003? No one had the hardware then to run all of that stuff, most don't even have enough hardware now to run Vista. You would think a company as large and important as Microsoft would be a little more realistic in its announcements of its most important product. When I see stuff like this, it baffles me why that company is a successful as it is. Did they think they could fool everybody?
     
  5. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    wow it actually used to look half decent (unstable prob) now ughhh oh well
    im glad i own a mac
    gates probably will too soon
     
  6. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    lol, yeah. all the fast cuts were to cover up the bsods.

    But why not have eyecandy on newer machines? We've got eyecandy on our newer machines that isn't available on old hardware. Granted, it's not near as involved as some of that stuff was, but hey, whatever floats peoples' boats.

    Not sure what the gazillion tiny pictures was, except that I probably wouldn't like working with it.

    I did like the phone, though. It'd be better if everyone had cells with 3G and video cams for iChat access on the go and at home, but a regular phone wouldn't be all bad.
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    It looks like he's thinking about it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    that was soo mouch better than vista! i want longhorn!
    BTW: maybe thay will intro those features in blackcomb
     
  9. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Longhorn Rocked, guess they should have released in October 2003:D . I have tried Vista RC1 and it blew, nothing really spectacular rather it was more of a nuisance. It took me over an hour to figure out how to disable the security features that caused about 30 pop ups asking for okay's every minute.

    Plus it made my Overclocked Athlon 64 gaming rig slow to an absolute crawl. I also found out HP will not be making a driver for my printer nor will Microtek make one for my page scanner.

    Vista did run decently on a Core 2 Duo e6600, with 2GB DDR2 800mhz, Geforce 7900GTX, and Dual 250GB Hard Drives in RAID 0. Note I said it ran DECENTLY on that rig, WTF:confused: .

    I would hate to see someone run Vista on a machine that meets the minimum specifications.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The lyric from that Pink song, "I'll be burning rubber, you'll be kissing my ass" really does seem like it was a match made in heaven for Vista. ;) Still, pwn'd as it has been, Vista is going to be a good thing for Windows.... I believe. :)
     
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    Vista wouldn't be such a bad operating system (nah, it'd still be pretty crappy) if they decided to do away with all that different build crap (eg do away with the home and professional and ultimate) editions. Particularly when Microsoft's competitors are selling their OS's with full networking turned on, and server additions as well. Another thing is Microsoft's laidening their OS with DRM (and software to make sure no one hacks the DRM, but alas' that too will be hacked. ;).) Another thing is the average home user doesn't update for at least five years (If I recall correctly), so running Vista on a Dell Dimension Pent. III is going to be next to impossible. Gamers won't update due to the restrictions imposed on it, and the gaming market realises this. Windows is writing it's own grave.

    On that note, this video is also pretty funny. :D

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=3QdGt3ix2CQ&mode=related&search=
     
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    I love the way that ad turns to 'cool' music when Vista comes on. Mmmm. Pink... Right, yeah... Can't wait for Leopard.
     
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    Other than Time Machine and Spaces, I just don't see a major improvement over Tiger as some of the other releases have been. Tiger was revolutionary for it's time, Leopard will build on it, but it's not like ZOMG!!1!!111! At least from what I've seen so far. The biggest thing I think for me would be Boot Camp, but with CIDER and all that, I suspect Boot Camp to soon be irrelevant.
     
  14. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Longhorn looked like a decent OS back then, but now Vista doesn't look nearly as good.
     
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    WTF? That looks awesome! So much better than what Vista ended up like. I guess they weren't able to realise their vision. Too bad. I was impressed with the concept.
     
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    Wow! If that came out it would have changed my mind about micorsoft compleley (sort of). The animations rule! But possable in 2003? No.

    Still not as good as Mac OS X. Leopard will be way better, even if we know only a few of the features Apple did promise a whole lot more.

    and just to humor microsoft...
     

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    So...what have they been doing for the past 3 years?
     
  18. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Whose hardware would have been able to run that in 2003? To this day, you have to have a pretty beefy machine to take advantage of all of Vistas fancy stuff..
     
  19. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Well, obviously we are able to take advantage of that fancy stuff otherwise we'd not have been able to watch it. :p
     
  20. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    What a silly promo video. Coming in 2003, LMAO. :p

    I'm surprised I've never seen that side of Longhorn before, or at least I don't remember it. All the previews I saw were when they'd already started using the ugly black temporary theme that just looked worse than XP.

    All those superfluous visual effects top what Vista is going to have (in a bad way). Jeez.
     
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    I guess i'll be the lone fellow here and actually say I think Vista's visuals improved... all that jelly blue? yuck. Give me the black and transparency anyday...

    Still can't touch Apple though :p
     
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    Over 3 years late lol..

    On a random note, how come I always hear people mentioning how windows is so unstable? I never had winXP crash on me in my life. Actually my mac crashed more than XP did (once) :D

    I'm not saying windows is better: after using OS X for a month, using XP is a pain. I dont know any of the keyboard shortcuts, everything is small and ugly, cheap looking. It's a bit snappier but who cares.
     
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    ooooooooo......


    I like the old one.
    But I feel it would be deathly slow.
     

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