Longhorn Beta

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

  1. Gary MCSE

    Antoine Leca Guest

    This is assuming you'll "earn" Longhorn as part of your MSDN subscription,
    that is, less than 1 year from now. At least, this is how I understand MSDN,
    but I may easily be wrong.

    If I draw a parallel between the raise of MSDN prices and the released
    softwares affected (one year from now, again), allowing for the customary
    delay between announced dates and effective releases (i.e. the vaporware
    phenomena), actually this makes more sense to me that the direct impact on
    cash.

    [OTOH, what DOES affect the cash is the loudly announce of the price
    raising: this is pushing everybody and his friends to order NOW. Like Kevin
    announced he did.]


    Antoine
     
    Antoine Leca, Jun 10, 2005
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  2. ME works really well on some machines, dismally on others. Could be it was a
    drivers/software issue of some kind, with no-one developing ME-specific
    materials, leading to the death of the OS
     
    Julian Lord [PROneTworks], Jun 15, 2005
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  3. Gary MCSE

    John Barnes Guest

    At least with ME there was a unique name and hardware and software carried a
    unique designation 95/98/98SE/ME With this system it is just another XP
    and
    it would be nice if there were some pressure by Microsoft to use something
    else. Maybe 98/ME/XP/x64 or something else unique. Also if it is not an
    embarrassment, releasing the number of activated copies would help encourage
    support. Unfortunately only a small number of users will contact the
    vendors. I hope there will be an easy way for Longhorn written programs to
    be easily ported for both 32-bit and 64-bit or most will be
    written/rewritten for the largest supported base and 64-bit will be only a
    niche product. Since a lot of consumer programs were written a long time
    ago and minimally brought forward as operating systems have reached critical
    mass it may take a long time before the financial incentive is there for a
    complete rewrite. I still get contract offers to fix COBOL and PLI
    programs.
     
    John Barnes, Jun 15, 2005
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  4. Gary MCSE

    John Barnes Guest

    Microsoft sent invites to a small number of testers over the weekend,
    announcing the imminent arrival of the much-anticipated first beta release
    of Longhorn. Beta 1 will be available for download in the coming weeks,
    giving users the first real look at the next-generation Windows release.
     
    John Barnes, Jul 13, 2005
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  5. Gary MCSE

    John Barnes Guest

    Sorry the attribution failed to copy

    Invites Sent as Longhorn Beta 1 Nears
    By Nate Mook, BetaNews
    July 11, 2005, 1:51 PM
    Microsoft sent invites to a small number of testers over the weekend,
    announcing the imminent arrival of the much-anticipated first beta release
    of Longhorn. Beta 1 will be available for download in the coming weeks,
    giving users the first real look at the next-generation Windows release.
     
    John Barnes, Jul 13, 2005
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  6. is that 10 (point 000), or 10,000 ?

    I have server Server 2003 R2 beta, but was hoping for a longhorn invite,
    which is more my cup of tea... ( - hint hint...)
     
    Mark Gillespie, Jul 13, 2005
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  7. The more, the better for the product. They time-bomb at the end of year
    most likely anyway.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 13, 2005
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    maxmalaw Guest

     
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    maxmalaw Guest

     
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