Developers at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles have been given an early version of...
the forthcoming operating system Vista , formerly known as Longhorn.
Some analysts are unconvinced about what they will be getting right now, but think the technologies planned for the full release of
The OS’s graphics are to be uprated using graphics acceleration for high resolution displays, and communications improvements will enable single applications to be used on a variety of devices.
John Collins, principal researcher with Quocirca, questioned whether these features are desirable to the bulk of users.
“I’m in two minds. There’s a lot further that can be gone with
However, Collins said that elements due to be ready for shipping with Vista, such as the Windows Communications Foundation subsystem, formerly known as Indigo, will be worth waiting for.
“I’m looking for