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Jim Allchin interview (early for Coffeehouse'ers)...

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    scobleizer

    Here's the Jim Allchin interview I did this morning. Early for those of you who hang out in the Coffeehouse. Enjoy!

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    Tyler Brown

    Thanks for the gift Scoble Wink Downloading it now!

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    scobleizer

    This will be up officially in the morning.

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    Manip

    Me too!

    Scoble can you try and cut the "wild camera moves"? Tongue Out

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    scobleizer

    Heh!

    Actually most of the interview I lock down the camera.

    That was an inside joke. Remember Steve Gillmor's "Allchin's last stand" rant?

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    Manip

    Yeah I remember that interview. Smiley

    PS - Your such a tease with longhorn, just showing it back there but not letting us see it free real. Crying

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    scobleizer

    00:00 Where are we and who are you?
    00:25 What do you do?
    1:10 If you wanted to change the start button to a purple color you could probably get it done, huh?
    1:30 What's your average day like?
    3:00 What's a Jim Allchin review like?
    5:14 What don't we know about you?
    7:30 You're dogfooding Longhorn?
    8:41 Tell me about your press tour last week. (Discussion about what Jim's passionate about; 64-bit, peer-to-peer, stuff happening around edge).
    14:35 What's going to be thrilling in Longhorn? (Reaction to Winhec reaction. Discussion of Metro. Discussion of what Winhec was for).
    18:17 Why are you so passionate about 64-bit Windows?
    22:13 WHen did you get into this industry?
    22:35 Are you suprised by how far this industry has come in just your lifetime? (Discussion of where industry is heading).
    24:53 So the PC is not dead?
    25:17 Getting the Channel 9 guys involved. What's coming on the Tablet PC?
    27:30 Any guesses on how long it'll take most mobile devices to have inking capabilities?
    29:07 What's the developer story on Longhorn?
    31:16 What is a business going to get out of upgrading to Longhorn?
    36:09 The most exciting thing about Longhorn for me is security improvements (discussion of security improvements in Longhorn).
    38:12 What kinds of new applications (or improved ones, like Notepad/Paint) will ship with Longhorn?
    39:03 Will Avalon and Indigo be in Longhorn?
    39:40 What is the desktop compositor?
    41:33 What will Longhorn do with RSS?
    43:00 What's different about search in Longhorn?
    45:45 When will we get a chance to use Longhorn?

    Video length: 00:47:05.
     

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    BruceLee

    Thanks Scoble. But when the MSDN Subscribers can download the new bits of Longhorn?

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    BruceLee

    Can't wait for that, thanks. Smiley

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    Manip

    scobleizer wrote:
    I hear next week.


    Obviously you can't upload the MSDN longhorn for us to download Wink but you could get some generic person (like Charles) to sit in front of a camera and do a Longhorn tour on the MSDN one?

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    scobleizer

    I wanted to get Jim Allchin to do a demo, but the lawyers wouldn't let us. Sigh.

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    Manip

    Not even *after it is on MSDN? I can see why not right now...

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    scobleizer

    Because the current builds don't have any of the stuff that makes Longhorn Longhorn.

    I'll try to get some demos sooner than summer, though.

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    Maurits

    No more admin-by-default - GOOD!

    System processes don't have system-wide access - GOOD!

    System-wide print-to-file - GOOD! (please add a PDF converter so I can publish my "printed" files interoperably...)

    All the "stuff around the edge" talk was interesting, but perhaps not as new as all that.  Spam is a perfect example of a massively successful parallel algorithm.  The Folding @ home and SETI @ home projects also prove that the concept works, even though the purpose is somewhat wishy-washy.  How about an application that provides real and immediate benefit?  Like a build-the-msn-search-index @ home - that would rock...

    Other than that, all the new features seem to be designed to consume extra CPU.

    The "new desktop compositor" -- just means that the "only the foreground window has to paint" rule is gone, right?  Now all windows have to paint?  Just for the sake of a few "cool" transitions?  Oy...

    Index service on-by-default?  Eh... I know where my files are, thanks.  And I REALLY hope that this won't index network drives by default.  And oh joy, I have to go superuser to turn it off.

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    Tom Servo

    Maurits wrote:
    Index service on-by-default?  Eh... I know where my files are, thanks.  And I REALLY hope that this won't index network drives by default.  And oh joy, I have to go superuser to turn it off.


    I used to say that myself all the time, until I started packratting all sort of documents.

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    eddwo

    The compositor keeps the state of each window in its own buffer, so a window only needs to repaint when something on it actually changes. The compositor can blend the windows based on the contents of the buffer.

    With Avalon the entire contents of the window is retained as an object tree, animations can be declared on the objects and the presentation engine takes care of the rendering. So the application doesn't need to repaint itself even if it is showing an animation, it only needs to instruct the presentation engine when a change is made to one of the properties of the display object tree.

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    Arran

    This is just so annoying...i am just getting settled after the hype of VS2005 (which is a top product by the way) and now the longhorn hype starts...

    There just simply is not enough hours in the day to keep up with all this cool stuff!

    Just going to have to permanently give up on sleep and buy that caffeine drip i have been thinking about Smiley

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    Cairo

    scobleizer wrote:
    Because the current builds don't have any of the stuff that makes Longhorn Longhorn.


    The ship date is only a year out. When will "Longhorn" start being "Longhorn" and stop being "XP+"?

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