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ATTN: comp nerds... Longhorn installed

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BranndonC, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

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    it looks a little less gay than XP did with it's default scheme... M$ is becoming one interfacially confused company IMO...
     
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    What Lognhorn? Is that the new 64-bit OS?
     
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    its the new OS for windows that wont be out till '06, i'm sure its 64 bit compatible
     
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    there should be a 64 bit version. im downloading longhorn now, ill give it a go.
     
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    its on my spare PC, it makes backups of your old OS files, but they are non bootable again, in other words, no turning back
     
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    What Lognhorn? Is that the new 64-bit OS?

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    It comes in two flavors: 32 and 64 bit. I've got both versions running in a lab.

    The current build is 4074 and it's still a little shakey in some areas. With the feature set they are putting together it should be pretty cool when they are done.

    The SDK's, Support/Diagnostic tools and Developers kits are much better then they have been in the past.

    As for when they release it to the rest of the world ..... who knows /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. SP2 was a few months late so I'd suspect that Longhorn (or whatever they end up calling it) will be at least a half year late.


    Quick note to anyone wanting to try it out:

    NEVER, EVER, EVER install pre-release operating systems on a machine you can't afford to blow up. The hardware will be fine but the chance of losing every bit of data on your machine is too high to risk it.


    Check out an interesting review.
     
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    Where are you downloading it from? I bounced around M$'s site for a little while and couldn't find a beta/rc.


    Maybe I should pay a little more attention to my technet betas...
     
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    Interesting, we've got a couple PC's running Longhorn at school now too.

    I had considered it on my "test" machine here at home, but I've got to load Linux on my laptop for school so I think I'll hang on for a while.

    Are you guys having any compatability problems with it yet?

    Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll release it while I'm still enrolled in school and I'll get a free copy of that too. (2 licensed copies of XP Pro, Office, Viso . . . all free!)
     

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