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Windows 7: What shall we do with Vista?

24 Jun 2009   #51
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
Can someone elaborate a little more on "Longhorn" I always thought Vista WAS Longhorn...just froze development in 2004 and then resumed in 2005. It seems Longhorn is a completely different OS from what I'm reading on here. Also I read someplace that there are videos of the Longhorn UI? What does it look like? WHAT Longhorn features still linger in Vista and 7? Just curious
Windows Vista's codename was Longhorn.

Just as Windows Seven codename is 7.

I believe Windows XP was codename Blackcomb as well.


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24 Jun 2009   #52
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Windows Vista's codename was Longhorn.

Just as Windows Seven codename is 7.

I believe Windows XP was codename Blackcomb as well.
XP was Whistler, Vista was both Longhorn/Blackcomb, then 7 retook the name Blackcomb then Vienna...I honestly wish Microsoft went with Vienna...sounds nicer than "7", either way we're gonna have to type "Win7" or "Se7en" just for noobs to know what we're even talking about lol. I also wish Microsoft had modified the Vista Aurora theme a little more in depth, than just pasting over some weird drug-influenced ribbons and birds, bugs etc etc. It just gives that "generic" vibe to it compared to Apples overall theme.
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24 Jun 2009   #53
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
XP was Whistler, Vista was both Longhorn/Blackcomb, then 7 retook the name Blackcomb then Vienna...I honestly wish Microsoft went with Vienna...sounds nicer than "7", either way we're gonna have to type "Win7" or "Se7en" just for noobs to know what we're even talking about lol.
Apperently MS cannot make up their mind with 'who gets what codename'.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
I also wish Microsoft had modified the Vista Aurora theme a little more in depth, than just pasting over some weird drug-influenced ribbons and birds, bugs etc etc. It just gives that "generic" vibe to it compared to Apples overall theme.
Eh.. Compared to XP, Vista (visually) owned XP.
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24 Jun 2009   #54
Brzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
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24 Jun 2009   #55
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

The only problems I had with Vista was its slow performance. Once I got two 1 GB sticks of RAM, Vista ran smooth. I didn't have high expectations for Vista because the computer I was using prior to Vista was a load of crap.
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24 Jun 2009   #56
Benjamin

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
Can someone elaborate a little more on "Longhorn" I always thought Vista WAS Longhorn...just froze development in 2004 and then resumed in 2005. It seems Longhorn is a completely different OS from what I'm reading on here. Also I read someplace that there are videos of the Longhorn UI? What does it look like? WHAT Longhorn features still linger in Vista and 7? Just curious
Windows Lognhorn was originally ment to be the OS "In between".

Kinda of like Windows 7 is Vista+, Longhorn was XP+ (in a manner of speaking). and Promised to be Released in 2003

Early Longhorn builds were even named "Longhorn XP Professional" In fact, That's what most Longhorn M3 Builds were named. (Such as Build 3718) Build 3683 Desktop(Look at the Build name)

It Became apparent though by PDC 03 that Microsoft was planning a little differently than people had thought, and they were going to make LH into a Major release.

In WinHec 2004, Longhorn build 4074 was leaked. This build was Horible.
Here is a Image of the Desktop of LH Build 4074 "The WinHec Build"

Longhorn was Very buggy, And Very in-complete. The Filesystem they were working on (WinFS) also was a diseaster. By This point, No one thought Longhorn would make it to gold in time for a 2005 release.

In 2004 Geeks and Microsoft started to realize their was no real future in Longhorn, Built on a Old, Buggy, Junked-up codebase, Longhorn was deemed a failure and in 2005 the "Longhorn Reset" Happened.

Longhorn 5048 The WinHec "
Longhorn Developer Preview"

Build 5112 "Vista" Beta 1
Build 5259
Build 5385 "Vista" Beta 2

When the Reset happened Longhorn went from being XP+ to Being "Server: Home and Office" -My Nickname for Vista/7

Also, There have been many "Longhorn revival" projects. All have failed though. The one that got closest to "Reviving Longhorn" was "Longhorn Fusion" Which was in fact a project aimed at bringing the Longhorn look and feel to Vista. Though now With windows 7 the LHF team has stopped development on LHF and gone onto some new ideas.
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24 Jun 2009   #57
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Bizarrely, MS built Vista expecting a certain level of competence from machine and user.

It ended up on neither - consequently, some had a bad experience and blamed the o/s.

It was not Vista that was at fault ( why it ended up on those machines has been subject to much debate).

I have had a great experience all along with Vista on a $799 desktop.

MS have done the obvious thing and rebuilt it.

Now those with $349 laptops can have the same Vista ( or , if you prefer, NT6 ) experience - and really enjoy the performance and functionality I have had all along.

That has to be a good thing.
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24 Jun 2009   #58
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Personally, I've never had an issue with vista. My laptop came with sp1 on it, but it ran quite well as my laptop has 4gigs of ram and a 8800GTS. Now its even better with sp2. But when 7 officially comes out, I'll prolly take all of my files that I keep on vista off, and then shrink my vista partition to where it has maybe 2 or 3 gigs of free space, then leave the rest for windows 7. That way if anything ever happens to my 7 installation, ill still have vista for looking up solutions.
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24 Jun 2009   #59
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Personally, I've never had an issue with vista. My laptop came with sp1 on it, but it ran quite well as my laptop has 4gigs of ram and a 8800GTS. Now its even better with sp2. But when 7 officially comes out, I'll prolly take all of my files that I keep on vista off, and then shrink my vista partition to where it has maybe 2 or 3 gigs of free space, then leave the rest for windows 7. That way if anything ever happens to my 7 installation, ill still have vista for looking up solutions.
Unless your MBR is corrupted at some point.

Btw, don't shrink your Vista too much. If the page file is reduced to small your performance will take a hit.
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24 Jun 2009   #60
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollo911 View Post
Polite suggestions only
Personally I'm keeping my Original DVD's of Vista. The use of them did legally at a different time, allow me to buy 2 more editions at only $50.00 ea as a download.
You nevr know MS might open that option again, and allow you to BUY Win7 at a reduced cost.
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