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Paul review Longhorn 5048

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  • jamie

    if you mean critiquing the interface - graphics wise - i agree completely

    but - after 4 years - ignoring the graphics - and looking at just the new UI placement of objects - obfuscating the gui to be more Mac like ( "my data is all over the place") removing List view ( hard to see  files) and repeating interaction points multiple times...etc   -  it is worrying.

    here: look at this - ignoring all graphics - just layout and placement:
    http://www.jgrant.com/blog2/public/images_upload/lhbars.JPG

    Id call that worrying and disapointing

    hardware or no hardware - Graphics or no graphics

    its harder to navigate - even after "learning" the new way it wants you to deal with your data

  • Tekmaven

    I wrote a blog entry right after WinHEC called "Why the WinHEC Longhorn build really shows progress..." so I won't repost my feelings here Smiley.

    The thing I really want to know about is how Paul was allowed to post those screenshots.  At WinHEC, Microsoft told me that I could not post screenshots of this build on Bink.nu and Extended64.com.  Neowin and Paul Thurrott were told to take their screenshots down, and I was sitting 3 feet away from Paul when he removed the screenshots.

    He gets away with so much Sad.

  • eagle

    I could tell the whole story, I got the "talk" along with Steven, but Longhorn is about preformance!


    Screenshots on a pre-beta build mean nothing.

  • jamie

    eagle wrote:



    Screenshots on a pre-beta build mean nothing.



    let's hope so Wink

  • eagle

    I asked the Longhorn team one question at that blogger lunch in Seattle; will the UI on Longhorn be skinable?   Answer: Yes

    Paul was late for the lunch, he also got to spend a day at Microsoft after screengate.

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