Longhorn introduces features for gamers and modders...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Read the full article: Longhorn's Secret Modder Surprises

    Apparently, an initial version of WinSAT is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Beta 1 build. :)
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    Sweet!, so when are you sending me a copy of beta 1? :D
     
  3. zeke_mo

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    This is awesome, now all we need is built in temperature monitor :)
     
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    And built in overclocking support, and built in CPU speed support, and system stability, and system security and...

    Oh yeah and a price reduction to $50 for the full Retail Version with no hardware buy required.
     
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    Oh yeah and a price reduction to $50 for the full Retail Version with no hardware buy required.[/quote]

    :laugh: Dream on!! It would be really Sweet tho, thats for sure.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    For the amount of time, investment and effort that goes into developing the most pervasive operating system on the planet, $50 sounds a little too unreasonable to me, personally. Heck, you see these little UI toys, system utilities and other miscellaneous apps selling for over $20 these days...

    Unless software prices in general drop quite a bit, $50 for an OS is just silly. :)
     
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    Hey, We can Dream can't we?
     
  8. gonaads

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    Wish they would make the WinSat tool a standalone that you could incorpoate into XP. Just the benchmarking portion. Now that would be cool.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Sure. If there was something that could make it possible, I'd be all for it too. ;)
     
  10. gonaads

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    That would be illegal. :rolleyes: :p
     
  11. NetRyder

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    *Slaps gonaads*
    You know what I meant... :p
     
  12. gonaads

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    Oooo baby! :p




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    O.K. Student discounts. :D
     
  13. NetRyder

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    Who needs discounts when you have this and this? ;)
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    exactly so hwen can osnn take advantage of your discounts? :D
     
  15. kcnychief

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    Hahaha, that just sounds funny :)

    I know beta stuff is limited, how did you get hooked up with this in the first place?
     
  16. Johnny

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    That is a cool feature. Makes me want longhorn even more. So, which one fo you is going to give it to me for free ?? :D
     
  17. Steevo

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    I just wish that they would focus on a OS, not a whole system and the crap that some people use. Nothing against anyone, but why does a business need benchmarking tools? Can they trade them out of the system for a credit against office products, not likely.

    Again, MS is sticking their nose into things that they shouldn't.
     
  18. kcnychief

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    Right, but you should be used to that by now. That is Micro$oft for you, they want to rule everything!
     
  19. NetRyder

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    You mean the LH technical beta, or the stuff I linked to above?

    There was a booth at WinHEC 2005 in April this year where I had a chance to sign up to be considered for the Longhorn tech beta. I'm pretty sure that's how I was invited into the program. MSDNAA is a standard subscription that every CS student on campus gets here at UCLA. As for the MSA (Microsoft Student Ambassador) program, I was nominated for it, and will be starting off in Fall this year. That includes an MSDN Universal subscription.

    So I believe by around Aug/Sept and onwards, I should have access to two LH beta builds - one from the tech beta, and one from MSDN Universal. As far as I know, the tech beta is the only way one can submit official feedback and bug-reports though. :)