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Longhorn Recommended Requirements

By SNGX1275
May 4, 2004
  1. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Longhorn FAQ

    Iterative interface (moving from "desktop" concept to "experience" or something like that)

    3D special effects in that thing formerly known as desktop

    Palladium

    WinFS

    Antivirus API

    among other things, so I see a lot of things that can be done to slow down any machine.
     
  2. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 433

    Don't talk about Palladium...I still haven't gotten used to someone else using my computer...;) :dead:
     
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    I thought palladium was another word for absolute chaos.

    No, that's pandemonium...

    .. oh no, wait. I might have been right. lol

    I am not looking forward to palladium at all. :(
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Funny that this Palladium thing came up..

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15737
    http://www.theregister.com/2004/05/06/microsoft_managed_code_rethink/

    It also mentions that the would-be Palladium APIs were/would have been very slow to use.

    The insane requirements for Longhorn are not so uthopical if you think that all storage will be moved towards databaseish approach, you will have strong security wrappers around every single piece of code and Clippy will be rendered as a 20000 dpi full 3D object.
     
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 433

    Why waste all that processing power to make some dumb paperclip look realistic? If I worked for Microsoft, I would have added a KillPaperClip(Violence as Boolean)* function ;)

    * Yes, I program in Visual Basic and diss M$ (lol:D )
     
  6. videobruce

    videobruce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    And I bet it will only work with Wintell processors! Can't wait to be the lADT on the planet to get it!

    Think I will go back to Win '95!
     
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