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HybridShadow
April 25th, 2005, 11:27
Longhorn 5048 is out - so has anyone tried it out yet?
This is not Beta 1 but as far as i know this is a beta - hopefully there will be a leak soon, who has tried other versions of longhorn?

montpics
April 25th, 2005, 11:47
Longhorn 5048 is out - so has anyone tried it out yet?
This is not Beta 1 but as far as i know this is a beta - hopefully there will be a leak soon, who has tried other versions of longhorn?
Nope, but I will to try to test it out if I could see one. :)

Jale
April 25th, 2005, 14:57
I'll try it when the not beta version is out.

HybridShadow
April 26th, 2005, 08:19
Im downloading it now, anyone else here dl'ing it to?
the sidebar is gone btw

montpics
April 26th, 2005, 11:11
Im downloading it now, anyone else here dl'ing it to?
the sidebar is gone btw
Nope, but please tell us if you tested it. ;)

HybridShadow
April 26th, 2005, 11:15
ive only got 20mins left for downloading to go !!!!!

HybridShadow
April 27th, 2005, 15:50
Tested longhorn
+Great new theme
+Sidebars gone
-Some features broken
---- SOUND BROKEN - not completely
+Hell of alot more stable
-Explorer is limited to show max of 50 items in a folder

Theres a new boot manager
- I dont like it

anyone used 5048 yet?

montpics
April 27th, 2005, 15:56
Tested longhorn
+Great new theme
+Sidebars gone
-Some features broken
---- SOUND BROKEN - not completely
+Hell of alot more stable
-Explorer is limited to show max of 50 items in a folder

Sounded nice. Could you please send a screenshots of how the longhorn looks like?

Theres a new boot manager
- I dont like it

Problematic? :rolleyes:

HybridShadow
April 27th, 2005, 16:01
No nothing wrong i cant edit it (the boot manager)
and for some reason my screen would play up on it


i didn't save any screenshots myself but you can find heaps all over the place
heres the best ones i found so far (i looked at these while waiting for it to download)
http://www.winbeta.org/articles.php?action=show&id=15&perpage=1&pagenum=2

I can but not for a while i needed the HD space so i had to remove it

montpics
April 27th, 2005, 16:13
heres the best ones i found so far (i looked at these while waiting for it to download)
http://www.winbeta.org/articles.php?action=show&id=15&perpage=1&pagenum=2

Nice screenshots! I feel like I want to try it out myself. :)

HybridShadow
April 27th, 2005, 16:56
Well, getting hold of the dvd image at 865mb is hard to get a link for
i cant say no more
Also www.iexbeta.com is where I found infomation to download it

the_ghost
April 28th, 2005, 05:58
just found it
downloading via torent now
cool....


EDIT***
the download was real fast
only took about 20 min to dl the whole thing
ill try it but if i dont like it, its gone

heres one feature that I DoNT LIKE
this quote was taken iexbeta.com

In a move that could rankle privacy advocates, Microsoft said Monday that it is adding the PC equivalent of a flight data recorder to the next version of Windows, in an effort to better understand and prevent computer crashes.

The tool will build on the existing Watson error-reporting tool in Windows but will provide Microsoft with much deeper information, including what programs were running at the time of the error and even the contents of documents that were being created. Businesses will also choose whether they want their own technology managers to receive such data when an employee's machine crashes.

"Think of it as a flight data recorder, so that any time there's a problem, that 'black box' is there helping us work together and diagnose what's going on," Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said during a speech at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here.

(IMG:http://www.iexbeta.com/images/news/icons/view.gif) News source: Full Article
(IMG:http://www.iexbeta.com/images/news/icons/globe.gif) News source: WinBeta

I like the idea of microsoft wanting to make thier future product better
but also at the same time i think its Microsofts version of Windows with
spyware built into it

ps. when my computer crashes and asks me to send and error report
i never send it in fact i disabled the feature completely

HybridShadow
April 28th, 2005, 05:59
What speed are you getting it at - what speed internet you got?
Me - 1500kbits ADSL - dl speed / 50-80kbytes (changing constantly)

the_ghost
April 28th, 2005, 06:57
im using optimum online cable
downloading with Azureus bittorrent client
im was getting between 400kb/s - 600kb/s

read the above post that i made
]what do you think about microsofts "black box"

HybridShadow
April 28th, 2005, 07:02
Yeah i wouldnt trust it either (the black box like thing) - im not using LH anymore - till i get a spare HD (dont like partitioning)
The error reposting in xp i disabled aswell i dont like it and i already know what the problem is usually :P
But it will be good for businesses

the_ghost
April 28th, 2005, 07:08
The error reposting in xp i disabled aswell i dont like it and i already know what the problem is usually :P
But it will be good for businesses

yeah i agree but i dont want microsoft to know nothing about what files i have in my comp (not that i have any thing to hide)
but i wast so much time trying to avoid spyware that having an OS that has
spyware built into it is not my thing

ill keep LH installed seeing as how i have Two extra HD's in my comp
but WinXP will be the one ill use mostly

**edit**
Good thing is that you can disable the "black box"
just like you can disable error reporting on XP

Lefteris_D
April 28th, 2005, 07:30
There should be a way to disable that "data recorder" the_g_host. Don't worry about it.

the_ghost
April 28th, 2005, 11:10
well In my opinion:
Microsoft has all the right ideas For this OS
They added alot of little extra features that make
using windows alot easier. I can hope the final version is
nothing like this though,because it is still very much like windows XP
in a way. (i.e: It still uses the same security center that they used
Windows XP, and also theres still that damn product activation) though i only been using it for about an hour or so.
im pretty sure ill find more things that remind me of XP.

I recommend that every one with an extra HD or a partion with atleast 8gb
of free space to try it. But do not install over your current OS, its just not worth it as this is still in the early stages.

Microsoft has outdone themselves with this one.



There should be a way to disable that "data recorder" the_g_host. Don't worry about it.

yeah I know
but I still cant find how to disable it
Longhorn hasnt crashed on me yet but i know that LH gives you an option
to choose weather you want to send the data or not
also you can choose what data to include in the report.
Its good to know that LH doesn't send the data automaticly


overall this is going to be a great OS when its completed

oh and tested some emulators on it and they work
just as I expected
http://img230.echo.cx/img230/1192/untitled5lu.png

montpics
April 28th, 2005, 12:08
I recommend that every one with an extra HD or a partion with atleast 8gb of free space to try it.
8GB? Errr, I rather grab it and wait till I have a lot of space for my hard drive...... :dry:

Jale
April 28th, 2005, 14:46
8GB??? :confused:

the_ghost
April 28th, 2005, 14:55
8GB??? :confused:


8GB? Errr, I rather grab it and wait till I have a lot of space for my hard drive...... :dry:

well seeing as how its only a beta and I wont be using it alot
i created a partition of only exactly 8.88 gigabytes
and also its alot like XP.....
ive been messing around with and noticed that its almost like using XP
with a new theme but it has alot more features (some of which are missing but are still shown...for example when i click the help and support canter icon
i get an error message

the reason i only used 8GB is because im saving my diskspace for XP