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'Longhorn' no more: the new version of Windows to be named 'Vista'
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Posted by Anonymoose 2005-07-23 10:22|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [538 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I've reached the conclusion that in the future, Windows needs to become selectively modular. That is, most users regularly use only about 10% of what Windows can do. By creating a list of several hundred modules that can be installed or omitted, the OS will be streamlined for almost every user. Of course there will remain a "standard" install, and businesses will each have their particular set that all their machines are loaded with. But users can also get tailored installs both for their primary applications and particular software. 3rd party software would include a list of required Windows modules, which would force them to keep their software streamlined, as who wants to install bloatware when a competing software uses a minimum of modules? The bottom line is that, instead of making mandatory software that can be all things to all people, give the users a choice of what they don't want. Less is more. Other things, like mandatory copyright protection and adware support, are *not* Microsoft's business, so should be just as voluntary as everything else.
Posted by Anonymoose 2005-07-23 10:41||   2005-07-23 10:41|| Front Page Top

#2 A successful Windows release means the frames per second rates on games are better than the previous release.
Posted by badanov 2005-07-23 11:04||]">[]  2005-07-23 11:04|| Front Page Top

#3 So when's the MacOS port over to the intel chip?
Posted by Hupavith Gletle6588 2005-07-23 11:20||   2005-07-23 11:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Vista....

I am a MCSE, work with Microsoft products all the time, like most of them...

But, with a name like vista......
I'm buying a Mac as soon as the x386 chipsets become availible.
What a dumb name....
A horrible blow to my geekdom....
Posted by mmurray821 2005-07-23 11:24||   2005-07-23 11:24|| Front Page Top

#5 Well think of it as a Disney release, as in Buena Vista. Or hasta la vista, baby?
Posted by Anonymoose 2005-07-23 12:05||   2005-07-23 12:05|| Front Page Top

#6 "Vista", selected over the 2nd favorite "Gawdammit"
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2005-07-23 12:45||   2005-07-23 12:45|| Front Page Top

#7 It's called Vista because that's what it will give big corps, MS and the govt re: your info.

This thing has controls and tracking for documents and files like you wouldn't believe. Don't even THINK of passing along that funny email or - more important - news clipping or doc from your old employer to someone else. Your fingerprints will be all over it .....
Posted by too true 2005-07-23 12:53||   2005-07-23 12:53|| Front Page Top

#8 mmurray -

It could be worse -- how about 'Longdong'?

Actually MS products have been getting better. Too bad they are too protective of their market to work with others OSes.... (and no, I dont want to start a flamewar...).
Posted by CrazyFool 2005-07-23 12:58||   2005-07-23 12:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Like Longhorn look for changes..heard from a MS Sr. Mgmt. that next version will be called 'Soda Straw Grande'.
Posted by sangre coyote 2005-07-23 13:04||   2005-07-23 13:04|| Front Page Top

#10 SC, presume next version is not fat free?
Posted by Captain America 2005-07-23 15:27||   2005-07-23 15:27|| Front Page Top

#11 I'm pretty sure that all the finger prints end up under the new Denver airport. Or is that just Beta?
Posted by Shipman 2005-07-23 16:03||   2005-07-23 16:03|| Front Page Top

#12 My uncle had a Vista Cruiser.
Posted by Jackal">Jackal  2005-07-23 21:56||]">[]  2005-07-23 21:56|| Front Page Top

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