New Longhorn Screenshots

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Posted on March 26, 2005 10:59 PM in Computers
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I took a look at some of the newly posted screenshots of Longhorn over at the SuperSite for Windows (via Slashdot) tonight, and I have to say that I'm not very impressed.

Sure, Microsoft has made some progress since XP, but so what? They better. Other than the somewhat cool relevance field in a "Find in Files" search, nothing really catches my eye the way that the GUI of Fedora Core 3 did the first time I fired it up, for instance.

Maybe they'll make up a lot of ground by offering greater levels of customization for utilizing the underlying graphics layer, but if not, Longhorn may prove to be a dud on the graphical side of things.

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anonymous coward on March 27, 2005 at 9:44 AM:

It's still in alpha for god's sake.

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Bernie Zimmermann on March 27, 2005 at 10:07 AM:

Wow, someone from Slashdot sticking up for Microsoft?

That's like finding the golden egg with the dollar in it!

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