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    Windows Longhorn 5048 Screenshots

    http://www.jcxp.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1499

    Quite an array of screenshots to familiarize yourself with the longhorn platform. This is supposedly an alpha build and was released quite recently at WinHEC.

    Another great article discussing the new build:

    http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=10470

    So, with WinHEC coming to a close, the biggest talk was of course the newest release of Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Codename Longhorn, now at build 5048. With nearly one year since the previous release (build 4074) build 5048 sports some new features and lacks some others. Recently, the talk was centered around the lack of WinFS, the new futuristic Windows File system. However, we'll get to all that a little later.

    The whole install was simple enough, I started it while I was in Windows XP. It was simple enough, it asked for the basic things, and it was on it's way. It rebooted around half-way through and booted into a Windows Pre-Installation Enviornment to finsh. The process was extremely simple and very efficent, a child could have completed it. I then booted into the OS to experience, what I had thought, would be a driver war zone. However, infact, the driver database turned out to be pretty good. My wireless (Broadcom 802.11g) wasn't recognized but was available on my Windows Restore disk, same with my modem, and my Display Drivers (ATi Mobility Radeon 9600) were available on http://www.ati.com. Infact, Longhorn recognized more hardware then either Windows XP or Windows XP x64 in a 'stock' install.
    Very interesting indeed.

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    Very nice screenshots, but I thought MS asked sites to remove these ones.
    Even Winsupersite doesnt have so many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarun
    Very nice screenshots, but I thought MS asked sites to remove these ones.
    Even Winsupersite doesnt have so many.
    Why would they do that when they gave the OS out for free at winhec?

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    looks pretty cool.. i like the grey coloring this time around. i'm so sick of blue. i keep all my computers on teh Silver theme nowadays.

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    great screen shots love the tech look, easier on the eyes. but isn't it just going to be another windows ME bug magnet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    Why would they do that when they gave the OS out for free at winhec?
    I saw a notice posted on Winsupersite some time ago.

    Also http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/27/1823211 I read this after that.

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    From Paul Thurrott:

    Microsoft has provided its explanation. What it boils down to is that there may be certain technologies in the Longhorn Developer Preview build for which Microsoft has not filed patent applications, and the confidentiality provisions protect or mitigate the company's filing rights. One of the focus areas of IP protection has been user interface, hence Microsoft cannot permit screenshots of the UI. I was told that Microsoft had left its Media Center user interface unprotected, and that UI has been stolen and replicated in numerous other places. They don't want that to happen to Longhorn.

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    So basically they can give it out for free, but no one upon no one can post an image of it? WTF???

    Why would they give away software that they have not fully patented?

    And the winsupersite has it up as well:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/images/r...5048_02_01.jpg

    http://www.winsupersite.com/images/r...5048_02_02.jpg

    and so on...

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