Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 4:06 PM in .NET
WinFX To Be Available On Down-Level Windows
Lots of interesting news about the plan to make WinFX available on Windows XP and Windows 2003:
- Press release: Microsoft Announces 2006 Target Date for Broad Availability Of Windows "Longhorn" Client Operating System
- Note from David Treadwell, the Grand Poobah of WinFX
- Longhorn Developer Center Editor's Note from yours truly
- New Longhorn Developer FAQ section: WinFX on Down-Level Windows
- New WinFS page on the MSDN Data Developer Center
I could never understand how you could all be working on something so good and so smart, but without allowing me to use it with all the existing customer's install-base.
This is such good news.
Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 4:29 PM
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Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 8:39 PM
The pillars of Longhorn (according to the newly revised site) are Avalon and Indigo.
Q) If both of these pillars are available to WindowsXP and Windows2003 users for free, then what is the compelling reason to upgrade to Longhorn?
The difference between XP and Longhorn was clear prior to the recent news (WinFX, Avalon, WinFS).
Q) Will the Orcas release of Visual Studio run on down-level versions of Windows since WinFX will be available on those platforms or will developers need to run Longhorn to create apps to target XP/2003 WinFX?
Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 8:43 PM
Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 9:53 PM
Rick (aka Rich) Childress:
I don't have a link handy, but I'm pretty sure an overwhelming majority of windows licenses are OEM licenses. So most people get the new version of Windows on a new PC. If you read my post that I linked to above (gee, I don't remember linking to that...), once ISVs take the new features (Avalon and Indigo) and go off and create powerful apps that take advantage of the features then the rest takes care of itself.
Q) "VS Orcas?"
Having to run a longhorn-only development tool to target the previous version of windows seems unthinkable.
but what do I know?
Friday, Aug 27, 2004, 10:44 PM
Saturday, Aug 28, 2004, 9:31 AM
WinFX (Avalong & Indogo) Beta:
Can we expect the WinFX beta for XP & 2003 to ship when Longhorn beta ships or will they be independent ?
Sunday, Aug 29, 2004, 6:58 AM
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