Thanks Eth3L for the heads up on this one where Paul Thurrott issues the smackdown on the recent Longhorn video (concerning the last, not the newest longhorn video with the duplicate windows) dubbing it a fake. We should be ashamed of ourselves!
- NEW! The "Longhorn" Video (April 2002)
In late April 2002, a new video purporting to show the Longhorn Start Menu appeared. This video, however, is clearly fake. What is shows is a Longhorn "shelf" similar to the bar/panel design seen in the "Blackcomb" video, above. But the shelf features nonsensical sections ("task shelf," with application shortcuts, and "common tasks," with disk locations, not tasks). The strangest part of the video, though, displays a bizarre duplicate view capability, where you can open a second My Computer window displaying the same folder as the first. In the video, a third duplicate is opened as well, and then they're dragged to the Recycle Bin, ala the Mac OS. But Microsoft would never subvert this most idiotic part of the Mac user interface, of course.
Whichever it is, we will continue to report any juices on Longhorn till we see a Microsoft based announcement and beta build leak I think most will be dubbed fake