Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:16 PM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:17 AM
Blackcomb's been in the works for a long time (e.g. 1998 or so). It has always been seen as a huge upgrade of Windows, much bigger than win95. There's an old video (circa 1999) on YouTube of the 3D interface Microsoft was hoping to put into Blackcomb. But now, with it being renamed to Veinna, it may not be as big.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:18 AM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:33 PM
Personally I can't see MS releasing Vienna in it's "radical departure from xp" form as a primary os as it would scare off too many people. It'll either be less experimental or will be a limited release and not a sequal to Vista.
Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:29 PM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 07:49 PM
Tell me about it. At my school, teachers are always requesting for this software, copyright © 1998, to be deployed on every computer on the network. We have a very strict active directory system where one teacher on the campus gets admin rights, but most teachers and all students don't. Our problem is that when the software is running, it's trying to swap out new XP/2000 dlls with ancient win95 ones... but they can't because they are running without admin rights. Anyways, it can be a mess without proper backward compatibility.
Notwithstanding my above comments, I agree 100%. They need to pull an OS X.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:04 AM
Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:38 PM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:38 PM