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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, 2:48 am

XP + New Colours = Longhorn

Longhorn beta

PC World, with a site powered by Windows (ASP implies so), have published a Preview of Longhorn’s latest beta alpha version. Their key line is as follows:

The newest versions of the next Windows add graphics sizzle and more search features but lack visible productivity enhancements.

Also in this review:

Over the last several years, Microsoft has touted Longhorn’s trio of significant innovations: a graphics engine dubbed Avalon; a technology called Indigo that enables programs on different computers or devices to communicate; and an indexed, searchable data storage layer called WinFS. But when faced with a self-imposed release deadline of late 2006, Microsoft decided last year to pull WinFS out of Longhorn, promising to release that component as an add-on at a later date.

Related item: Longhorn: A Trainwreck?

2 Responses to “XP + New Colours = Longhorn”

  1. LongDude Says:

    The review was of an old build, 5048. It was NOT a review of the beta – to be released near the end of July 2005..

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    You are right. Thanks for pointing that out.

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