When Microsoft Corp. released its first Windows Vista Community Technology Preview build this fall, company officials said they did so in the name of transparency. But testers say Microsoft is being anything but transparent about the November CTP build of the next version of Windows, which some company watchers are speculating will go to a wider pool of testers on Tuesday. However, one tester, who requested anonymity, said he believed there would be no November CTP, and possibly no additional CTPs at all.
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The immediately noticeable changes are that we are running Invision Power Board 2.1.3 and the v3.9 design has been revamped, codenamed Swift the new design removes a lot of the nested tables present in the 2001 v3.0 design here at Neowin.net.
Most of the changes are in the code, but we also made huge improvements to the layout and underlying css.
The server layout has changed too. We now use 1 dedicated server for MySQL data and 2 for Apache, the 4th does DNS, web and pop email.
Marcel (Redmak) has also coded a new news script backend and the design was updated there aswell, making the page lighter and more responsive overall.
The neowin 5 theme is not completed yet, due to the fact that staff have day jobs and the recent thanksgiving holiday halted development there temporarily, its next on the list. The most important thing is to have a working situation we can move to and I'm confident the updates will be sufficient while we finish up the new design on the new servers.