Pros Much of it is copied from Mac OS X current releases
Cons It's a microsoft product
Summary Sounds like microsoft will innovate windows again in a feeble attempt to copy Mac OS X.
"Windows XP look and feel..." the innovative microsoft look and feel copied from Mac OS X's Aqua interface....out a year earlier than XP.
"Aero Glass interface, in which translucent windows..." already a Mac OS X standard.
"Icons will show the contents of a file, such as the first page of text, rather than the Microsoft Word logo..." just like today's Mac OS X, but years late.
"Outlook: Most people will probably wait until they purchase a new PC to get their copy of Windows Longhorn, so that the hardware and the operating system sync properly."
"Microsoft admits that it's not expecting people to camp out overnight to get their hands on Windows Longhorn when it becomes available late in 2006." Hahahahahaha, come join the fun at any Apple retailer or at an Apple store on April 29th till midnight. You might get a glimpse of what Longhorn will look like, you might even see Bill Gates drooling over the OS he clearly admires.
Looking forward to another big OS X release on April 29, 2005!
Pros Looks good from the screenshots
Cons non..because its not even out yet
Summary Why is this page even up, it shouldnt be reviewed because there is still 1 year of development going on, When its finish Longhorn will be better than XP in my opinion especially with the new technology going on.
"1 out of 10"on by HarryHirsch
Pros its not on the market (that's why ONE out of 10)
Cons it may hit the street one day
Summary Try Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger). Its there. Its working. Really!
Pros More security, added *helpful* features, spiff new look.
Cons More security means more hassles, higher system requirements, not as many features as it was supposed to have had, standard upgrade incompatiblities.
Summary Yes, we ARE all reviewing something very few of us have even seen a beta of, let alone the finished (?) product. But if past experience is any judge, this will be a good upgrade, if not a must-have barn-burner.
What they're telling us we're gonna get so far is good, but just a little effort can get your system nicely secured and the interface spiffed up to your heart's content. I'm wondering where the new WinFS file system went to, since that held promise to bring greater system security and easier access to what's on your system than this Mac-alike search program.
XP is good enough for now, but let's remember it didn't get that way overnight. It became a MUCH more stable OS after SP1, though practically anything was better than using Windows ME. Since your 'puter will in all likelyhood continue to work after the launch of Longhorn, hold your water till the first Service Pack comes out. All the worst bugs will be killed, some new features may be added, and your favorite apps will have Longhorn-aware versions available by then. That and you'll get another 8-12 months out of your current hardware before you have to consider an upgrade.
Go ahead and keep an eye on Longhorn, but fer Heaven's sake, don't just rush out and buy it!
Pros sorry program
Cons security issues, spend more time running norton
Summary Well lets see, to get online safely, I have to use Norton antivirus, firefox and spybot search and destroy, and i dont even use IE. Why go through all that? I shouldn't have to spend time trying to protect my comp, i spend more time trying to keep spyware/adware out than i do getting anything done anymore, Im leaving windows for a dual Mac G5, Ubuntu linux is great as well.