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Looks a lot like XP to me, but since I'm don't use XP a whole lot, maybe there are significant changes. I'm sure the major OS changes will encompass more that just eye-candy, though. I wonder what the system requirements will be for Longhorn? If its ever released, that is. ;)
 

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xp is a ram hog ; and this thing with it's much larger apparent amount of dedicated separations / desktop? seem to indicate that theywill reccomned that each pc will be required to have at least 384 to 512 megs ram to provide smooth flow-- and since many new upgrades pcs are coming with 512 megs intact at initial sales point - I see why -- they need it--------- 64 instead of 32 will be good once we have software that can use it for daily home use--
 

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A primary hardware requirement is a 64bit processor, ala Athlon64. Intel has one somewhere in the pipeline, but I don't think it's in desktop machines. Just as XP suffers from 'bloat' when compared to earlier OSes, I'm pretty sure that Longhorn will make XP look svelte. And like Leland said, it won't really be necessary until there are 64bit applications anyway.

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I was hoping to see some pics of some bodacious babe named Ms. Longhorn. You can't imagine my disappointment:cry:
 

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pretty stipid name.. longhorn... i wonder if thats what they will eventually call it? maybe 'long wait' would be more like it...
 

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Longhorn is just a developmental code name. Kind of like Ford's code name 'Daisy' for the new Cobra & 'Petunia' for the GT50.

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I was perfectly satisfied with windows 3.0 or IMHO Windows for Workgroups........

Anyone remember Windows 1?

I really have not gotten any benefits out of any newer upgrades of windows that made life better for me, since Win95.......perhaps for some folks that make a living and need all the bells and whistles but for the average user, Win95 is where it all stopped, being a usefull upgrade........
 

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Originally posted by Chipmaker

Anyone remember Windows 1?

was there such a thing? i recall dos menu and then windows..



never mind.. i just answered my own question.. in the same post even...

<img src=http://www.emsps.com/oldtools/photos/ms/win/10.jpg>
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
was there such a thing? i recall dos menu and then windows..



never mind.. i just answered my own question.. in the same post even...

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The orignal 1x version came on 2, 360k floppie disks..........and did not have any color attributes to it......then again it may have had color but no one back then other than corporation big wigs had a monitor other than mono. and the occasional amber / black monitors., so I have never seen it in color if indeed it did come in color.
 

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I remember original windows and using our original pc that was a commodore with 16 megs of ram-- what a monster of course we also enjoyed PONG!
 

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I remember running Word 1.0 for Mac on a 512K memory Macintosh.... Entire program was on 1 floppy, data went on a second floppy... It worked well. Same for Excel 1.0. Only problem in the Excel was if you changed one cell..ie $1.01 to $1.02, it would recalculate the entire spread sheet.... good time for a loong coffee break on some of the sheets I had built.
 

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The first computer I used was in a business environment. It was an IBM AT50. DOS bootup then manually type in c:\win (yep, windows 1) to get to do anything. Monitor was B & W. We didn't have anything networked, just scads of 5-1/4" floppys & carried them from station to station.
 
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