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Monday, July 11th, 2005, 2:43 pm

Longhorn Beta Screenshots

Bill Gates
Bill Gates posing for a teen magazine in 1985
with a Mac at the back, from which he nicked the GUI

History certainly repeats itself. Microsoft have once again imitated the user interface of the Mac, particularly the eye candy; their beta version clearly reflects on that. This beta was only announced a day or two ago, so the leakage of screenshots was rather quick.

Also worth noticing is the stunning similarity to Windows XP, not to mention the absence of improved essence underneath, namely the three promised pillars, which were conceded due to self-imposed time constraints.

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