Longhorn Beta

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Gary MCSE, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Gary MCSE

    Ronald Guest

    You're forcing yourself Kevin. Don't blame MS for you having yourself driven

    PS: Don't get angy @ MS if you are being invited for beta 1 after all (and
    feeling ripped off by paying $ 700 for soemthing you dind't need after
    You and only you pushed the MSDN-buy-button ;-)

    Have a nice day/weekend!
    Ronald, Jun 3, 2005
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  2. Oh, I can understand, but believe me, I can wait. But then, I've done my time
    running my life on EARLY betas. Shudder. I once was running 4 different
    operating systems at once, and not a single one of them was shipping product.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 3, 2005
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  3. Hey, stop knocking ME. I own ME, and love it. <g>
    Wayne Wastier, Jun 3, 2005
  4. The ONLY MS OS beta in at least 10 years that I never installed.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 3, 2005
  5. Your loss. :)
    Wayne Wastier, Jun 3, 2005
  6. Gary MCSE

    James Park Guest

    I thought more people hated ME than liked it. I forget what it offered, but
    the inability to restart in ms-dos annoyed me.

    I'd sure like to beta-test Longhorn, but I can't seem to ever find bugs
    before other people do in the betas I"ve been on. It's probably better left
    to the pro amateurs. :)
    James Park, Jun 3, 2005
  7. By the time ME came out, nobody I knew of wanted or needed DOS in any

    ME was the first OS to offer MSCONFIG. I love it, and still do.

    Wayne Wastier, Jun 3, 2005
  8. Gary MCSE

    James Park Guest

    I liked using clean DOS for some of my old games. My computer wasn't all
    that powerful back then and running them inside Windows was rather painful
    if they ran at all.
    I'm pretty sure 98 had msconfig too. I think ME's biggest new feature was
    System Restore, but I usually just reformat if something serious happens to
    be sure the problem is gone. :) Switching over to XP was bliss, GPFs and
    illegal operations packed their bags and disappeared.
    James Park, Jun 3, 2005
  9. Microsoft has 5,000 JDPs which help to develop Windows.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  10. Yeah, and curiosity killed the cat, I consider Beta 1 to be more for the
    Developer and IT Professional to gather their thoughts and critique the OS
    and offer feedback, a lot persons are looking for eye candy in beta 1.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  11. I never had an issue with ME until a virus took it over and I had to format
    so I just went back 98, but it was a good OS, and was the start to
    Microsofts venture in to digital media with products such as Movie Maker a
    more compelling Media Player and integration of IM and synced up Windows
    2000 icons.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  12. I have it running in Virtual PC and have no problems with it, it runs even
    better, the IBM system I had it on Help & Support crashed a whole lot.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  13. Well you missed out Charlie, ME was hot. ;-)
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  14. Yeah me too. ;-s
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  15. Well, he's getting it anyway, but whats the point?
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2005
  16. No, by then I'd already made the move to NT/2000 full time. Frankly, I don't
    think I missed anything.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 3, 2005
  17. Chill out Kevin.

    I have tested every single OS since Win98 (Memphis) and yet no Longhorn
    invite. My profile likely doesn't fit for the early stages and I like many
    more, perhaps even more experienced beta testers just have to be patient.

    It certainly isn't worth all the whining and especially not worth 750 bucks.
    Bob Benedetti, Jun 4, 2005
  18. Gary MCSE

    Kevin Panzke Guest

    Actually it is worth 750 Bucks, because the cost (of MSDN) is supposed to
    double at the end of the month.
    Kevin Panzke, Jun 4, 2005
  19. Gary MCSE

    Kevin Panzke Guest

    That was a figure of speech. I have been applying since last year, however.
    Kevin Panzke, Jun 4, 2005
  20. Well you are getting all of Microsoft's operating systems for 750 dollars,
    but its only for testing, no production environments, so you still end up
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 4, 2005
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