That's why I don't like vista. Microsoft never put in the transparent windows in any of thier longhorn builds. They showed it first in the longhorn PDC. All that animations were NOT fake. Microsoft created a new engine so that graphics could "happen" with the CPU barely noticing anything. That is the amout of exitement microsoft generated to promote longhorn. I tought finally windows had it's own taste like macintosh. But now vista is just something boring. Longhorn kicked even macintosh's @$$.
Like what thoosje said, vista is supposed 6 years worth's effort.
However, Longhorn was more of 6 year's effort. Not vista.
from http://www.winsupers...nghorn_4008.asp you can see all the longhorn exitement. also, read his "the long road to vista" article.
In 2005, it was ugly. Longhorn had become vista, and become ugly.
Between that long time, microsoft had reset the longhorn project. They stopped everything, and created all from scratch again. THAT'S WHY ALL THE LONGHORN FEATURES WERE GONE.
Edited by comedy_guy, 28 October 2006 - 04:16 PM.