No, I think phoenix hit it right on the head, as far as what you should get.BillLeeLee said:So uh, should I not buy that 4+ GHz processor and 1 TB of storage now? (it's just a joke, but remember that wild recommended setup for Longhorn?)
You love watching people predict the future too, eh?Phoenix86 said:/me grabs beer and marshmellow.
LinuxRocks said:Check out this thread.
Looks like Longhorn will be WinXP SP3
*With some inhancements
Remember this is Uncle Bill and Micros~1
2006 actually means first or secound quarter of 2007
The developers must be having a hard time with WinFS... aka XP SP4
Longhorn Server was slated for 2007 which means 2008.
If Longhorn Server isn't out till 2008; Linux will really be able to gobble up some more market share... munch munch
The development train in Linux, theBSDs, and now Darwin/OSx is much faster than the "Wintendo" juggernaught. By the time Longhorn is ready to roll in late 2006 or early 2007 Linux will have come a long way. More so than I think Windows will have. The fact that Uncle Bill has to shelve Longhorn "feature sets" means they are behind and are trying to catch up... it should be interesting in 2006 Heck I'll bet ya ATI will have full featured video drivers for all Linux distros by thenLinuxRocks said:Yeah, and when NT4 is fianlly put to rest at the end of this year, Linux will gobble as well.
A prediction.... I think the days are coming to and end for MS as we know it. And I'm not just saying this because I like Linux. I really like the Wintendo OS as it plays the games that I like most. But I think MS is burying itself with Longhorn. As they state, they havent released a "Major" updated OS since 2K. Even XP was just a face lift. Longhorn was supposed to be the major OS technological upgrade that MS needed to bring them above water in allot of areas, and now that doesnt look like its going to happen... Sure, MS has ALOT of money, but like the old saying goes, you can buy love Joe
j4zzee said:The development train in Linux, theBSDs, and now Darwin/OSx is much faster than the "Wintendo" juggernaught. By the time Longhorn is ready to roll in late 2006 or early 2007 Linux will have come a long way. More so than I think Windows will have. The fact that Uncle Bill has to shelve Longhorn "feature sets" means they are behind and are trying to catch up... it should be interesting in 2006 Heck I'll bet ya ATI will have full featured video drivers for all Linux distros by then
Uncle Bill and Micros~1
j4zzee said:... Heck I'll bet ya ATI will have full featured video drivers for all Linux distros by then
Phoenix86 said:Yep, a linux vs win- what is it now? Wintendo, yeah, a linux vs. wintendo thread...
You sure do sport your knowledge of the business world when you use that term.
Damn, I burned my marshmellow, crap.
EnderW said:I'm cool with that. XP > all other windows
Want to know the irony of this?LinuxRocks said:Actually, I came up with the Wintendo comment first. I have over 20 years in the industry, so I think I have enough knowledge about it to call it what I want to call it.
So, you state an obviously misleading statement and don't want anyone to call you on your bullshit? Very convenient for you, who just made a previous statement that your dick of experience is longer than the rest of us.Linux, however, was designed around POSIX (for you young ones here, that is the standard on which Unix was written) which was proven in the industry when Bill Gates was getting his diaper changed (actual timelines aside,. of course). *note: Lets not get into an argument here about how Linux was developed or what libraries it uses; I made my point, now lets move on....
Actually, Linux wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for huge companies like IBM and Sun backing them, and with other companies pumping huge amounts of cash into them with hopes of a return.So, while Microsoft spent more money buying someone elses code and using the same propaganda methods of WW2 to advertise its OS, Linux was being developed to perform based on scientific standards and technological innovation for use in colleges; it wasnt arrogant about it's advancement and laid low being developed and didnt become popular (except for the truly technical folk that needed a power house and not a toy). Linux has NEVER advertised about its technology and major companies never noticed it until "Word Of Mouth" pointed it in the direction it is in now. Seeing that Linux never advertised itself and where it is at today should speak for its self...
In a thread not about Linux vs Windows, it sure is weird to have someone popping on and claiming superior knowledge of the assumed superiority of one platform over another and seeing nothing but rhetorical misinformation spewed.This thread was not meant to be about Linux vs. Windows. I was simply offering news to the Window folks here about Longhorn. I use Windows my self as I mentioned before, so news about its OS is important to me. Escpecilly when new games come out
jcm44 said:back to the subject...
i am disappointed that MS is already scaling back the OS. I mean we are still some time before 2005, and they are already cutting Longhorn down. To me this signals only the beginning. They will deliver it late and it won't be anything ultra-cool.
I am a sucker for good looks and I want an OS that looks as good as the Mac stuff without the $1000 pricetag for hardware. I don't care if its BEOS, Linux, or MS. I just want something that looks cool.
One thing MS could easily cut would be all those balloon pop ups. I just had to reinstall xp and I was greeted with no less than 5-6 popups. I JUST WANT THE START MENU TO OPEN!!! STOP POPPING UP!!! I think that's what I shouted, of course xp didn't hear me because my mic was not plugged in.
1. You are talking about the wrong "pop-ups"EmbraceThePenguin said:If I use IE, then I use the Google tool bar. It has a popup blocker on it that works well.
Otherwise, try out Mozilla Firefox. That works good too.
You can also try Spybot - Search and destroy. That has a nice blocker in it that runs as a service I belive and stops stuff like that.