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Favourite Longhorn build?

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What's your favourite Longhorn build (pre-reset), why is it and are you still using it? Curious to know if anyone's actually using it for production systems or atleast boot in to it once in a while.

Mine's 3718 for usage and 4074 for toying around. 3718's been working really well for me in the past and is a perfect example of how very different the times were back then and what was considered high-tech. I occasionally fire it up to check it out and mess around in the system. 4074 has to win hands down though as far as hackability goes, what people have done to it over the past few years is nothing short of astonishing. Once the memleak's been plugged it's a surprisingly solid os for me.

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4074 is nice... i love the big clock inside the sidebar

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Post by Kenneth »

3718, It has good stability and it has stable DCE Effects.

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3718, Is stable, has some great features, and is interesting from a hacking point of view
ddew wrote:4074 has to win hands down though as far as hackability goes, what people have done to it over the past few years is nothing short of astonishing. Once the memleak's been plugged it's a surprisingly solid os for me.

An interesting statement. I think 4074 isn't that good a build. Hack-wise, Sure a lot has happened, though to be honest, its only a few modifications, usually repeated by different people. I Think its only been successful, because of its simplicity to get DWM working, and ok stability. Other builds have much more potential, but this is generally unrealised. 3718 is just as hackable as 4074 in that sense, and some later builds are even better. You will see later this year what i mean

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I just call them like I see them.

4074 looks, to me, a lot more hackable since it's got a fairly complete DWM and there's a lot of work being put into it to make it "proper". If the future has more in store for us like the 4039 leak I can't wait, that was a pretty awesome release, just a shame how it came to happen.

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Post by viper »

I was able to test/play w/ many different Lh builds from 2002 & naturally the first one i tried I had the biggest experience with... so that would be 4015, but it is not my favorite...

My favorite was 4074 since we were stuck w/ that for a YEAR waiting for the next build & I got to drill deep into it & discover many of its hidden features.

The spinning & rotating 'Stars' on the desktop was nice touch, but that did get old fast too.

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6001, (that counts), Vista SP1 Beta is pretty stable, has some BSoD's here and there.
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3718 to me. 4074 has good stuff but it ain't stable as the 3718.
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I loved the interface for 4039. Shame it was so unstable
I couldn't even get graphics drivers installed on it. I couldn't get audio, USB or Ethernet working either

The 'properties' what whatever file crashed as well.

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Looks like I've lucked out on the nforce4 mobo that's in my toy-machine. It's been very well supported, even found a graphicsdriver for my pci-e card.

Playing around with the different builds has made me rethink which is my favourite, it used to be 4074 but I've actually had more fun with the 3xxx builds now. They feel less "clumsy" and more like how the concepts envisioned longhorn.

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Post by win2k8man »

my fav build would have to be 4074
very stable to me
and you could mod it alot

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mine is 3718.
i like the stability and the spin effects:P

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I have said it before,

My favorites are Build 5048 and if it was leaked 4015lab06 that was at PDC '03.

BEST DCE EVER (4015lab06)

google it.
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3718 is pretty good it is stable and isn't as hardware hungry as 4074

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3718 - Most stable
4074 - Most Pretty

I prefer 4074

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Hey! New to the forum, just digging around. Love how Longhorn looked. Just wandering which build this was. Looked awesome. Your could stick anything in the sidebar.

Also, would it be possible to get a copy of it anywhere? Just wanted to get started in this whole "BETAarchive thing". Thought it was a "pretty" good starting point. I've got an idle rig (AMD 64 4000+, 1GB RAM) ready.

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i think the closest to that build is 3718, i think... if it is, your rig can handle it
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Lol, yeh I gathered that hehe, cheers man! But I just love the REAL Aero (the glass blocks that zoom around), the photo prowsing and the REAL sidebar that everyone was expecting. Such a shame it all went to waste to try and be more "minimalistic". Id have loved to use that operating system. I sincerely hope Windows 7 live up to this.

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At a certain part it said "Pictures and Videos"

So, that window may be Phodeo.
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SilverStream wrote:Hey! New to the forum, just digging around. Love how Longhorn looked. Just wandering which build this was. Looked awesome. Your could stick anything in the sidebar.

Also, would it be possible to get a copy of it anywhere? Just wanted to get started in this whole "BETAarchive thing". Thought it was a "pretty" good starting point. I've got an idle rig (AMD 64 4000+, 1GB RAM) ready.
Eh, there isn't a build of Longhorn that exists (or that we publicly got to lay our eyes on) that accomplished half of what that video showed off. Which, I agree, it's such a pity - it was such a great concept.

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livelonger87 wrote:I loved the interface for 4039. Shame it was so unstable
I couldn't even get graphics drivers installed on it. I couldn't get audio, USB or Ethernet working either

The 'properties' what whatever file crashed as well.
That would be my fave as well, I couldn't run it for more than 5 minutes though without the
dreaded explorer crash.

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I Love Longhorn 4074...

All what I have works under this build... it's my 2nd operating system.

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Post by Ludacris »

Defenatly 3718. it is atm my fav. build but I like LH in general so

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Post by mrpijey »

4074 for me. First builds where Microsoft finally started to get LH on its feet... I did like some of the previous 37xx ones, but they were too slow and bloated... Too bad they dropped the DCE stuff, Aero with the ability to animate the windows would have been so nice...

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I love 4074. It works with all of my hardware the best. The only other build before the reset I have my hands on is 4033, which I don't think is too impressive. It crashed a lot.

I boot it up every now and then, mainly for playing around, but over the summer I used it as my main OS.

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