Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Windows Longhorn Preview

Paul Thurott apparently seems to be a favorite of mine when it comes to technical reviews of software packages. He has already reviewed Mac OS X 10.4 and now he has taken a good in depth look at the Windows Longhorn Preview or BETA as it is normally called.
Longhorn is the next version of Windows, which is planned to replace Windows XP. Based on the screenshots that Paul provides I don't really see any special features. Matter of fact all I see is a new shell graphical interface. I am sure things are different under the hood, and Paul speaks about some of that. But I have to admit, it had better provide the normal user a faster and easier environment to get work done or it will sink for sure and Windows XP will hang on for a long life much the same way Windows 95 did.