Longhorn Build 5203 leaked screenshots

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    A preview:

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    :)

    The full set contains screenshots of the new installer as well as the desktop with IE7, WMP, a redesigned Control Panel and other bits.

    Download: LH 5203 Screenshots (~15MB)

    [Via Neowin]
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2005
  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Funny how the person was at a linux website :p lol.

    Also has enough programs/folders open for the normal user but that must just be showing different things?
     
  3. Johnny

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    I want it !!!! NOW !!
     
  4. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Perhaps they're trying to tell us something :D

    /runs and hides
     
  5. NetRyder

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    From the guy's personal site:
    :)
     
  6. mfarley

    mfarley OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Very nice screenshots, I really like the transparency effects which is one thing I miss from my old Linux box.
     
  7. NetRyder

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    You can enable transparency in XP/2000 already using small third-party apps. The glass effect isn't really just transparency though - if you notice what's behind the window borders, you'll see that it gets a nice, blurred effect, which isn't currently possible. :)
     
  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Hot damn.
     
  9. mfarley

    mfarley OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Yeah, I know all about the 3rd party window apps and widgets for XP and OSX as I dislike the way either of them look by default. =) Just my preference I guess.

    Can't wait until the public beta becomes available. :)
     
  10. napalmnthemorning

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    Very nice looking. I do like that transparency on the borders.
     
  11. ~bk

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    That looks damn cool. :D
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    WOW, all I can say is WOW. And no, I don't mean World of Warcraft. :) Here are a few things I noticed that I felt I should comment on...

    • IE7-Hot that it FINALLY uses 256-bit encryption, and tabbed browsing. Me like!
    • I dig the graphics when a CD is in your drive, as well as the hard drive. The little bar to show how full it is is nifty. I would assume this is similar to the XP Themes service which can be shut off?
    • I don't really care for the fact that Longhorn suggests an upgrade. When the install options said Upgrade (Recommended), I cringe.
    • Control Panel and overall appearance of most else looks PHAT (pretty hot and tempting) :)
    Now, to find myself a beta version :)
     
  13. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Upgrading is always a feasible option it just means that many of the settigns in teh registry can be carried over.
     
  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, I know. I just don't agree with it, ever. Especially with such big proposed changes, you are MUCH better off backing up and doing a fresh-install.

    I mean how messy were Win2k to XP upgrade installations? Ewww.....
     
  15. NetRyder

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    Clean installs for me too, although I doubt a XP to LH upgrade would be as bad as a 9x/ME upgrade to XP. :)
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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    Yeah would never do it myself :)
    If the betas come thick and fast I might do a few upgrades tho, really depends on the test rig I get set up.
     
  17. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I want to know speed/functionality and how much mem it needs to get going :eek:
     
  18. NetRyder

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    Based on what we found out at the blogger lunch during WinHEC:
    http://netryder.osnn.net/winhec2005/2005/04/blogger-lunch.php

    Of course, a 1GHz machine with 256MB of RAM isn't going to run LH very well at all (think about XP on the same config), but the idea is that you don't need a super-computer to use it. I remember people making ridiculous claims about the system requirements, and some people still do, but any reasonably modern machine should be able to run it just fine. Personally, I'd say a 2.4 GHz+ machine w/ 1GB of RAM would be pretty smooth sailing. And as with any OS, the more RAM, the better...

    UI/UX stuff will also scale appropriately depending on the GPU in the system. More information on that, along with a couple of slides are here: http://netryder.osnn.net/winhec2005/2005/04/avalon-and-aero-in-longhorn.php

    As one would expect, some of this could change until RTM, but it's likely to remain at least somewhat close.
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Looks much better than the previous builds. :)
     
  20. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    It's system requirements is what in part, remains to be seen. The reqirements/it's performance on the early beta may or may not be indicative of what one will see on the finished product.

    Two big things that enter into this:

    - It's probably far from feature complete. When Microsoft adds more features, this can have a tendency to eat away at one's system resources...

    - It's not optimized yet (as the focus on their developers can be fixing bugs, rather then tweaking their code to get the best performance, at this juncture). Also if they haven't compiled debug code out...

    In any case, I had Windows XP from the days of beta 1. I might still have the beta 1 CD sitting somewhere, don't know. The number of changes just moving to beta 2 were large enough, as to make info I could have provided from beta 1 almost meaningless in describing the finished product, which is winXP that we get OOB today...