>>"The individual windows in Longhorn will be semi-translucent, making it possible to discern the contents of one window hidden behind another."
It'll be interesting to see the adoption rates between the population at large, corporations, hackers, and programmers.
Baking DRM into the OS isnt going to be a big deal at all. It'll just mean that there will be a market for DRM protected media.
Translucent windows have been a feature in Windows since Windows 2000.
I'm simply saying that I don't believe Longhorn is all original. Not everything has been designed from the "ground up" so to speak. And the feature set that it's adding has possibly borrowed from ideas and concepts that have existed in other software. I mean you don't really believe that the guys at MS come up with everything original? You don't think they borrowed some ideas from say, the BeOS file system, and incorporated them into their own? Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. I wonder what it's like to work at MS... Their website shows some pretty nice looking campuses.
"Ground Up" doesn't mean original, it means they re-examined certain basic assumptions. Or at least that's what they want you to mean... Perhaps they mean they Ground Up bits of other operating systems and threw them into the mix.. Like Ground Up Meat.
'Windows XP was controversial enough with it's "must contact the mothership" thing, Longhorn will have DRM built right in.'
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