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Is this a hint of Vista Feb. CTP

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    Stephen

    What does this mean?

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    Cybermagell​an

    Stephen wrote:
    What does this mean?


    Means nothing....

    Now when you see Vista listed on MSDN or connect....then you know it means something. If Microsoft was smart they'd release their build today...not the 21st....even if to give the illusion of being a day early.

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    Cybermagell​an

    Also if you know what either of these are then Kudos to you


    Digital Memories and Test Program1

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    Stephen

    Cybermagellan wrote:

    Also if you know what either of these are then Kudos to you


    Digital Memories and Test Program1



    Hey the blog entry has had a edit Perplexed



    They were not there when I signed up for 'hotpatching'

    Now they are...


    To take a guess at the MSN AdCenter I would think it is to do with the Microsoft Ad program that they are launching to compete against Google. 

    Maybe Ad's on your Spaces Blog or in other 'live' sites and software. Hey I might even be able to embed them in my Kahuna mail hosted on Hotmail and sell some e-mail accounts and make some cash in advertising Tongue Out

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    Khamul

    Cybermagellan wrote:

    Also if you know what either of these are then Kudos to you


    Digital Memories and Test Program1



    Yeah, I saw them on Connect too. There's some information on Memex at Research (http://research.microsoft.com/research/pubs/view.aspx?pubid=1009). No idea what Test Program 1 is, probably something that isn't supposed to be there - it's happened with Connect.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Cybermagellan wrote:

    Also if you know what either of these are then Kudos to you


    Digital Memories and Test Program1



    Man, I've been waiting for TestProgram1 for MONTHS, I wish I was a beta tester...  Tongue Out

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    Cybermagell​an

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:


    Man, I've been waiting for TestProgram1 for MONTHS, I wish I was a beta tester... 

    Yes friends TestProgram1 can be yours for the low cost of...worse part is I could probably sell it on eBay for a fortune.

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    blowdart

    Hmm MSDN has a new file transfer program coming on Thursday

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    z33driver

    Will the CTP get triggered for availability at 12:01 AM or does it become available sometime later in the morning tomorrow?

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    MasterPi

    From MJF:

    article wrote:

    While Microsoft officials had told its core of elite beta testers to expect the next Windows Vista milestone on Tuesday, February 21, it now looks as Microsoft is now planning on delivering the code later in the week. Our sources are saying Vista Build 5308 will likely be christened the February Community Technology Preview (CTP). And it's now sounding like testers will be able to start playing with that build on Friday or Saturday. Microsoft, for its part, isn't talking publicly about its CTP plans, other than to maintain the next test build will be ready in this calendar quarter.

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    daSmirnov

    ChrisA wrote:
    I wonder how many people will buy Vista since Mac OS X and Linux are getting so popular.  Do we really need  another OS?


    Popular?  Compared to Windows?Perplexed

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    ChrisA wrote:
    I wonder how many people will buy Vista since Mac OS X and Linux are getting so popular.  Do we really need  another OS?


    Yes.  Microsoft is responsible for keeping their product up-to-date.  Would you still be happy with Windows 95 today?

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    MasterPi

    ChrisA wrote:
    I wonder how many people will buy Vista since Mac OS X and Linux are getting so popular.  Do we really need  another OS?


    Popularity is one thing...

    Like said before, people want to upgrade to the latest thing. That's only upgrading, not buying a whole different OS where virtually none of the existing software they have will work. (Granted, some software might not function properly in Vista)

    Switching is not an option when an organization has invested tons of money with a MS setup.

    Another OS?  Windows has been around for ages...

    "How many people will buy Leopard.  Do we really need another OS?"

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    Cybermagell​an

    ChrisA wrote:
    I wonder how many people will buy Vista since Mac OS X and Linux are getting so popular.


    They are?
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    jamie

    Linux = Very developer = Very left brain:
    "The left side of the brain processes information in a linear manner. It processes from part to whole. It takes pieces, lines them up, and arranges them in a logical order; then it draws conclusions. "
    Budget: None

    Mac = Very Artist = Very right brain
    "The right brain processes from whole to parts, holistically. It starts with the answer. It sees the big picture first, not the details."
    Budget: Whatever

    Windows   = Middle brain ? Second Breakfast?  Wink


    * actually - it may be more:

    Linux = technology is raw - changable - mutable - free
    Mac  = technology is beautiful - elegant - unalterable - expensive
    Windows = yaya whatever - gimmie 300 bucks!

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    No, Windows is the unalterable one.  Apple's got a lot of stuff out there that's user-modifiable, whether it be kernel modifications through kexts (or even recompiling it, not that you'd want to) or Linux-style OSS programs through X11 or hacking on WebKit (Safari).

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    MasterPi

    jamie wrote:
    Linux = Very developer = Very left brain:
    "The left side of the brain processes information in a linear manner. It processes from part to whole. It takes pieces, lines them up, and arranges them in a logical order; then it draws conclusions. "
    Budget: None

    Mac = Very Artist = Very right brain
    "The right brain processes from whole to parts, holistically. It starts with the answer. It sees the big picture first, not the details."
    Budget: Whatever

    Windows   = Middle brain ? Second Breakfast? 


    * actually - it may be more:

    Linux = technology is raw - changable - mutable - free
    Mac  = technology is beautiful - elegant - unalterable - expensive
    Windows = yaya whatever - gimmie 300 bucks!


    I think of it more like Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

    Linux...too hot
    OSX...too cold
    Windows...just right Smiley


    Maybe according to your chart, Windows isn't "middle brain" but more "both brained..or Whole Minded."

    Ever read the book "A Whole New Mind"? It gives excellent insight on the success of thinking with both brains rather than one or the other.

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    keithcombs

    Stephen wrote:

    Hey the blog entry has had a edit




    Man, you guys are fast.  I made an edit, then deleted the edit but you still caught it.  Don't play with matches.  [6]

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