Two thumbs up, I love the concept of this show and hope to see more. I love to hear stories of how Dos/Windows came to be from the people who made it.
Maybe oneday we'll get Bill Hill, he's always interesting to hear from.
The thing I'm most hyped about with XPS is that (according to this video) spooler size is much smaller than it use to be (approx 1/5th).
Perhaps the companies I work at never have enough printer memory, or this is a hardware issue, but I've found color laser printing to be extremely slow, even when working in reasonable DPI (ex: I often use 300dpi in Photoshop, which in laser terms is considered very low) and printing a 5"x5" image can take up to 5 minutes while the printer spools!!!!
DevilsRejection wrote:will a similar interface be developed for hotmail?
Microsoft is launching a totally new Hotmail and it will look a lot like Outlook/OWA hybrid. You can already see some previews at
DevilsRejection wrote:I really want to feel this new networking stack, the performance, everything.
IOW unless you're server is pushing hundreds of transactions (ex: web hits) at the same time, you'll probably never notice the improvement.
The real benefit I'm sure relates to multiple small transactions, not a couple large transactions. Often the bottleneck in computers is not throughput, but in the starting and stopping process.
But honestly I'm still excited because it will put to rest the whole argument that compare Linux & BSD to Windows when it comes to transactions per second, especially in the web world.
Finally, I'm sure you'll need a 64bit platform to even get the full benefit.
At around the 34min mark you mention how newspaper sites let you view old newspapers and if it's possible to view old versions of the Microsoft website. This is apples and oranges, BUT you can view old revisions of Microsoft.com (all the way back to 1996).
The archive of old MS is at:
They don't go to the very beginning but you can view the original MS design (infamously known as the Death Star design) from 1994 at:
The audio quality is horrible, no I don't mean the encoding, I mean the volume.
I'm guessing the mic is trying to pick-up on the background noise and doing so, muffles the close sound. The exact opposite of what you want from a mic for interviewing/demos.
I wanted to point out at the 12 minute mark you come to a realization that I have been preaching for over a year and no search engine has touched on yet (except Lycos).
I truly believe the future of search engines is NOT in the list format we currently use, imho it's time that somebody creates a rich search engine that takes the keyword and realizes what do do with it.
If I type in the term "Terminator" I should get boxed sets of results and the neural net realizes Terminator is both a movie (so 1 box of movie reviews, 1 box of places to buy DVDs, 1 box of movie info).
The only search engine that has done this (and it seems nobody realizes the power of it) is Lycos. Go search for "Beatles" and look an the right of the screen. This is the beginning of what I'm talking about.
fooey wrote:I got a weird vibe from this. When I think Google, I think of a huge company with 4000+ employees working on search realted products and services. Then I see this video, and I think "MSN Search - 2 guys in an office." Not the best advertising, is it?
If you think only 2 people create MSN Search, then you'll have to believe only 2 guys make MS Office (with it's 10 million lines of code) and only 5 guys create Visual Studio with all of it's features and languages.
ZippyV wrote:I don't want wireless controllers. Even if I have to change them only twice a year, it's twice to much.
If you don't have a NiMH battery charger already you're living in the stone age. Get one, buy some batteries and stop whining.
Plus you can still get wired controllers. The core pack has a wired controller, only the deluxe box set has wireless controllers.
I don't see what you guys are talking about when it comes to quality, while I haven't done a side by side comparison but I'd say the video quality looks the same, but the real annoying part is that the audio is low quality 8kbps.
Please, please use at least 16kbps audio from now on, 8kbps sounds like the mic is inside a tin can. I'd rather have great audio and so-so video than great video and so-so audio.
And like the previous poster pointed out, it's now been 4 days and still no download video is available (which might have had better audio quality too).