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"real" Vista UI? ..or fake

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    jamie

    i cant tell ...   ( from longhorn blogs)

    http://www.longhornblogs.com/robert/archive/2006/08/31/Is_This_The_Final_UI_for_Windows_Vista.aspx

    ?


    ps - channel9 has been "server error ..etc" alot recently...

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    MasterPi

    Neither. Tongue Out

    Old

    (With a photoshop mashup here and there)

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    Sven Groot

    I hope those are fake. From what little I can make out, they look worse than Vista currently does (especially the gray taskbar).

    And yes, it does remind me of the 40xx builds.

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    jamie

    those are different though

    also - read what rob says about "why they might be real"

    *could it be vista may actually look like that old demo? Big Smile

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    jamie

    there's more i didnt see here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/95457049@N00/

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    PaoloM

    I wish that daily build would be available from our internal distribution servers... I'll have to wait about 130 more builds to get there.

    Smiley

    (translation: fake)

    (unless there is some seekrit lab working at our moon base doing that...)

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    MasterPi

    It's a photoshopped image with old visual style and new Vista components (like Start orb, etc).


    Fake, old...who really cares?  I'm fairly certain that Vista is not going to look like that.  They're not gonna just get rid of the proven search bar, de emphasize black by getting rid of the color from the taskbar, blah blah blah.

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    jamie

    this is line that stood out to me most:

    "Some of the screenshots contain visual elements and styles that I've seen before but can't discuss further. "

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    PaoloM wrote:
    I wish that daily build would be available from our internal distribution servers... I'll have to wait about 130 more builds to get there.



    (translation: fake)

    (unless there is some seekrit lab working at our moon base doing that...)
    Just out of crazy curiousity, how long does it take to compile a build of Vista? Or was that referenced/hinted at somewhere else on this site...

    [A]

    P.S. Bonus...what's the line count?

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    PaoloM

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    Just out of crazy curiousity, how long does it take to compile a build of Vista?

    I actually don't know. WDS 3.0 builds on a dev machine (dual core AMD, 2Gb RAM) in about an hour and a half, and we're, let's say, *smaller* than Vista Wink
    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    P.S. Bonus...what's the line count?

    It's about ***BUFFER OVERFLOW***

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    MasterPi

    jamie wrote:
    this is line that stood out to me most:

    "Some of the screenshots contain visual elements and styles that I've seen before but can't discuss further. "



    Yes, I think we all see visual elements and styles we've seen before which we can't discuss further (because none of us have actually used the said builds containing those styles).


    Big Smile

    I really don't think these shots are anything more than a photoshopper's wet dream.

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    Andrew Davey

    Is that using both cores?!

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    PaoloM

    Andrew Davey wrote:
    Is that using both cores?!

    Beats me. I'm a Program Manager with a specialized skill in Hand Waving.

    Smiley

    Edit: to give you an idea, but not a real answer, if you would take WDS 3.0 line count and multiply it by 1,000, you would overflow a signed long.

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    Sven Groot

    PaoloM wrote:
    Edit: to give you an idea, but not a real answer, if you would take WDS 3.0 line count and multiply it by 1,000, you would overflow a signed long.

    You're saying WDS3 has more than two million lines of code? Isn't Windows Server 2003 supposed to be around forty million? Surely all of Windows Server is more than just 20x WDS3?

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    PaoloM

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    PaoloM wrote: Edit: to give you an idea, but not a real answer, if you would take WDS 3.0 line count and multiply it by 1,000, you would overflow a signed long.

    You're saying WDS3 has more than two million lines of code? Isn't Windows Server 2003 supposed to be around forty million? Surely all of Windows Server is more than just 20x WDS3?

    I won't confirm or deny anything Smiley

    (seriously, this is stuff I shouldn't have said in the first place...)

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    DoomBringer

    PaoloM wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote: 
    PaoloM wrote: Edit: to give you an idea, but not a real answer, if you would take WDS 3.0 line count and multiply it by 1,000, you would overflow a signed long.

    You're saying WDS3 has more than two million lines of code? Isn't Windows Server 2003 supposed to be around forty million? Surely all of Windows Server is more than just 20x WDS3?

    I won't confirm or deny anything

    (seriously, this is stuff I shouldn't have said in the first place...)

    We always suspected there was a secret moonbase...

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    Minh

    Entirely possible. The very flexible UI pipeline of WPF makes it very easy to create totally different looking theme.

    I'd say maybe not for the 1st release of Vista, but don't be surprise if a theme pack contains a new UI is released in Q1-07.

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    alwaysmc2

    Minh wrote:
    Entirely possible. The very flexible UI pipeline of WPF makes it very easy to create totally different looking theme.

    I'd say maybe not for the 1st release of Vista, but don't be surprise if a theme pack contains a new UI is released in Q1-07.


    True, it IS possible, but why would this guy take the pictures at such odd angles?

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