Windows Longhorn Beta review

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Michael-NC, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. Michael-NC

    Michael-NC Guest

    Just spent about an hour with it and it sucks. More "candy" and more menus
    to go through. The windows classic theme is there but still doesn't setup
    explorer in the true classic mode. All the unpinnings of XP are present.

    It installed on a old P3 450MHz, 256MB, 10 GB with an old 4 MB PCI video
    card that I have laying around. If anyone has any questions, ask away, I'll
    have the machine setup for awhile. I might even throw in an old 16 MB Voodoo
    3 PCI card I have and see if it'll run some games.
    Michael-NC, Dec 28, 2003
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  2. Michael-NC

    HF Guest

    This will interest you in the light of your remark on Me opening in
    Explorer.

    You get used to Explorer (Windows Explorer) always opening onto your C:
    drive in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT; you get used to a standard,
    and then Windows Millenium comes along: you install it with excitement and
    anticipation and open Explorer ............ What the hell is this !¬%$£***!!
    It takes some getting used to, in fact most regular Windows users never get
    used to it for it is effectively a feature which means drilling down to the
    C: drive.
    If you too find this behaviour frustrating, and would like to configure
    Windows ME Explorer to behave like its Windows 95/98/NT older brothers, do
    as follows :

    Click on Start and move up (and possibly across) to the Windows Explorer
    menu option.

    When positioned on the option, right-click. This brings up a secondary
    context menu.

    Choose Properties on that menu.
    The Properties sheet for Windows Explorer will come up. Click on the
    Shortcut tab at the top.

    Move to the Target field and add " /n,/e,C:\ " at the end of it.(Not the
    inverted commas)

    Change the Run field to Maximized so that Explorer always opens in
    full-screen.(optional)

    Point and click into the Shortcut field where it says None (to produce a
    cursor)and type E. If you have done it correctly you will see the E you type
    change to Cont+Alt+E. (optional but very useful)

    Now your Windows key+E will open the old way and your new shortcut keys the
    new way.

    Click Apply and OK.

    You are done. From now on Explorer will always open onto your C: drive, à la
    Windows 95/98/NT.








    "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    news:6kqHb.186186$...
    > Just spent about an hour with it and it sucks. More "candy" and more menus
    > to go through. The windows classic theme is there but still doesn't setup
    > explorer in the true classic mode. All the unpinnings of XP are present.
    >
    > It installed on a old P3 450MHz, 256MB, 10 GB with an old 4 MB PCI video
    > card that I have laying around. If anyone has any questions, ask away,

    I'll
    > have the machine setup for awhile. I might even throw in an old 16 MB

    Voodoo
    > 3 PCI card I have and see if it'll run some games.
    >
    >



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    HF, Dec 28, 2003
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  3. Aside from the new eye candy and menus, are there any new features, such as
    administrative tools or better support for legacy software, or maybe *nix
    networking support? Are you allowed to answer this or is there an NDA?

    "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    news:6kqHb.186186$...
    > Just spent about an hour with it and it sucks. More "candy" and more menus
    > to go through. The windows classic theme is there but still doesn't setup
    > explorer in the true classic mode. All the unpinnings of XP are present.
    >
    > It installed on a old P3 450MHz, 256MB, 10 GB with an old 4 MB PCI video
    > card that I have laying around. If anyone has any questions, ask away,

    I'll
    > have the machine setup for awhile. I might even throw in an old 16 MB

    Voodoo
    > 3 PCI card I have and see if it'll run some games.
    >
    >
    =The Anti-n00b=, Dec 28, 2003
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