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Windows Concept Screenshots Collection

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ok, ill start a topic like "screens from unleaked builds" but this time only concept screens, not the real builds please, the concepts are, so i think, more intresting than the real builds


here, i start

thanks for uploading at xammer; wrapa;

Windows 3.0 Concept/Prototype
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"Information at your Fingertips" Prototype
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Chicago Prototype
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Nashville Prototypes
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Cairo Prototype
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windows home server:
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more cooming soon, please participate!
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Namronia wrote:"Information at your Fingertips" Prototype
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This one looks a lot like OS/2 1.3's GUI (which was, AFAIK, based on Windows 3.0's GUI).
Namronia wrote:Longhorn prototypes:
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So, apparently, they did plan to fully copy sudo (too bad they ended up with a crippeled version).

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ppc_digger wrote:
Namronia wrote:"Information at your Fingertips" Prototype
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This one looks a lot like OS/2 1.3's GUI (which was, AFAIK, based on Windows 3.0's GUI).
Namronia wrote:Longhorn prototypes:
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So, apparently, they did plan to fully copy sudo (too bad they ended up with a crippeled version).
xammer wrote that, so i thought its real

and, im sorry that its still like that , my english isnt as good, what did you mean with that?
So, apparently, they did plan to fully copy sudo (too bad they ended up with a crippeled version).

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@Namronia
He means that the window asking the user to enter a password (what became UAC eventually) is a copy of the sudo mechanism used on *NIX systems to temporarily gain administrator/root access. UAC is a badly done copy of sudo.

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empireum wrote:@Namronia
He means that the window asking the user to enter a password (what became UAC eventually) is a copy of the sudo mechanism used on *NIX systems to temporarily gain administrator/root access. UAC is a badly done copy of sudo.
oh, now i understand why dont you write it as easy at beginning

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Namronia wrote:
empireum wrote:@Namronia
He means that the window asking the user to enter a password (what became UAC eventually) is a copy of the sudo mechanism used on *NIX systems to temporarily gain administrator/root access. UAC is a badly done copy of sudo.
oh, now i understand why dont you write it as easy at beginning
Probably because he has been a *NIX user for years (as have I) and didn't think of someone not knowing what he was talking about.

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UAC is a badly done copy of sudo
This is like saying that a train is a badly done car.

Try using an NT4/2000/XP/2003 machine, without any sort of admin privileges.

How do you install a local printer?
How would you change a the name server you are using?
How do you install an application whos binaries are in your personal profile on a remote file server?
... without logging out and back in as administrator.

Quite frankly you can't. The first two on that list, there is no binary to use 'run as' on. You may be able to use rundll32 to install a printer... but I digress. The third, runas runs the binary in the process space of the user specified to launch this app. Said user will not have access to your personal shares, unless you are a complete dope about your security settings.

UAC allows me to do all of this stuff transparently, as if I were actually running it myself, without the headaches and limitations of runas.

runas is akin to sudo. UAC is a lot more... but home users without a real security policy (DOMAIN/AD) won't ever notice the good points.

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Namronia wrote:
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Did this one ever get made? It looks great

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what is this 'information at your fingertips' thing supposed to be anyway?
Time can never catch up with me, Zeno proved it.

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intellivision wrote:what is this 'information at your fingertips' thing supposed to be anyway?
Information At Your Fingertips was a Microsoft Keynote held on the 12th November 1990, and was mainly about networking and network based email, so I guess that this build (concept) was supposed to be about network (did they know of the internet at that time? could have been for when the internet came out.)

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Some Longhorn Prototypes

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kLOTTiS wrote:
Namronia wrote:
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Did this one ever get made? It looks great
yep, it was leaked, its in 4039, but without aero background

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sorry for double post, but why are all "hotlink banned"?????????

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Namronia wrote:sorry for double post, but why are all "hotlink banned"?????????
They work fine here. Make sure your firewall isn't stopping your browser from sending referrer headers.

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Andy wrote:
Namronia wrote:sorry for double post, but why are all "hotlink banned"?????????
They work fine here. Make sure your firewall isn't stopping your browser from sending referrer headers.
oh, sorry, i had to delete my cache, please delete that post

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some logon concepts:
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Where you got that screens??
They looks great!

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D.Konieczny wrote:Where you got that screens??
They looks great!
i got them from a friend years ago, about when 5308 was leaked.
heres the desktop shot as well:

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hey, whats the one that says "music comapnion", the blue one

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That desktop shot makes something in my head cry fake...

i've seen a msstyle which looked very similar...

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NAX wrote:That desktop shot makes something in my head cry fake...

i've seen a msstyle which looked very similar...
it was based on that screenshot, heres the link
i can't find the download link but it was by eternal.

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These are neat! It really is cool to see what a program *could* have been...too bad it normally doesn't end up that way!

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The "Information on your finger tips" looks like OS/2 2.x, not 1.x. The bookshelf icon, print icon and find icon are almost identical, even.

OS/2 had "On-ramp to the Information Superhighway", even.

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Aw man, I wan't that interface so bad it's not even funny. Got the (imo) vastly purtier window-frames, a nice taskbar and best of all the "old-school" Longhorn interface with that huge star for favourites and the nice navigational buttons. The tooltip history is quite nice as well.

That shell, a "proper" sidebar and the Vista kernel would be amazing.

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More shots on winsupersite

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Hey Guys,

You might find this interesting.. especialy the last two shots of messenger of a kind.. would like to find that somewhere in lh.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/lo ... _proto.asp

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