Can we expect a version of the cool Experience Pack on other than english version of the OS?
I've reinstalled my system with the italian version of XP TPC 2005... even now i've my system speaking my language, i can't access to the faboluos ink art tool that i love (i've use it on another pc with english version of the OS).
For how i know MS-Build (the ng compiler/linker) will compile XAML files into a more performant format (somewhat like IL i suppose). That when you use XAML mixed with your code (like C# or VB.NET) and need to compile your app to execute it.
If you write applications only using XAML that's not the case... but i think that'll be very rare .
I believe that you'll confond webapplication development whit webpage development .
BTW i think that VisualStudio is not Designer stuff it's develper's . IMHO, designers have to make the layouts of the webpages, leaving the development (aka transforming graphics to Html and code) to developers...
I think that XP SP2 will worth it's "weigth". I've installed it on my personal machine since RC1, and i think that the improvements made (especially for the tablet PC edition) are awesome. RC1 had some, IMHO, performance issues.
The thing i dislike are: the outbound Firewall alerts... if you say "ok" let it go out for an application that will access the internet once, you don't have control about that application, you can only go in WinSecurity and disable that program to outgoing
connections. That's great for "normal" users, but i think out there are someone (like me ) that will decide when an application can go out to the internet and when not...