Windows LonghornMicrosoft's code name for the next version of its Windows operating system, to follow on from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It is currently expected to ship sometime early in 2006, and include many important new features and technologies.
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3 System requirements
4 Getting Hold of Longhorn
6 External links
Microsoft labels the key new technologies as "The Pillars of Longhorn", which are:
Additionally, Longhorn will include many other new features, including:
Graphics requirements are defined in relation to three different desktop experiences.
Aero Glass experience
This graphics mode includes support for 3D graphics, animation and visual special effects that delivers the richest experience possible in Longhorn. Consequently, this graphics mode requires the following:
This graphics mode delivers the minimum hardware acceleration for the Longhorn user experience and is the minimum required for new systems.
This graphics mode is equivalent to the user experience in Windows 2000. In this mode, Longhorn uses software rendering to display graphics instead of a graphics card. If the system running Longhorn does not meet the hardware requirements for Aero or Aero Glass, this mode will be used.
Getting Hold of Longhorn
Visit Torrent Search and search for Windows Longhorn. For information on what's happening with Windows Longhorn, visit MicroBeta.net (this site does not have Windows Longhorn for download).
History of Microsoft Windows
Windows: 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.x | NT | 95 | 98 | Me | 2000 | XP | CE | PPC | WM | Longhorn