So, any Athens PC resources you would want are already present in various Longhorn builds (Milestone 7 most likely). Nevertheless, I'm uploading these screenshots for you, just in case you'd want to replicate them. These are from Paul Thurrott's site of the Athens PC demo during WinHEC 2004. (It even has the cherry blossom wallpaper. You may also want to ask ReflectiaX (Stephen), maybe he has some demos of Athens still alive after all these years. (After all, these are only Director demos, actual development was already downhill by this time.)
Speaking of phone capabilities, is Microsoft going to bundle Skype or Windows Phone capabilities in Windows 8?
EDIT: This came from this topic, courtesy of Ludacris.
As this was on the winhec (as far as I know), it could be something between 406x and 407x... and yeah the wallpaper is EXTREMELY rare (Apple blossom a.k.a Cherry blossom) This wallpaper was in 4075
EDIT2: This screenshot is similar to the one displayed on the monitor. I got this from here. (It's amazing how a lot of pre-reset Longhorn features depended entirely on the buggy, unstable and ultimately unworkable WinFS.)
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Post subject: Re: Athens PC - Looking for resources. Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:38 pm
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I think Windows Vista fits with the AthensPC proto, and we have achieved its goals. How? -LCD screens -PocketPCs -We use wireless technologies (802.11/802.15 [WiFi/Bluetooth]) -We have cameras in our PCs. (At least some, I don't) Except one. Our PCs don't run Longhorn.
Post subject: Re: Athens PC - Looking for resources. Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:30 am
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Personally, i always thought the built-in PDA dock was interesting. wouldn't really work out in real life because of how PDAs/Smartphones tend to go through design changes as the hardware generations go on, but i thought it was a pretty neat concept.
The tape player-ish buttons look sort of odd, though...
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Post subject: Re: Athens PC - Looking for resources. Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:02 pm
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I know that this may also be further contributing to the bump, but what I personally think is that this build was probably one of those "special" builds of Longhorn, as in, one that was most likely compiled for a specific person (the build tag would have reflected that if this was actually the case).
Either way, I highly doubt that it came from winmain, considering that it obviously had a very special purpose functionality-wise.
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