Saturday, January 15, 2005

Avalon now in "Community Technology Preview" stage

Download Avalon here (I got this via InsideMicrosoft)

Avalon is Microsoft's new Windows user-interface (well, it's a bit more than that; just go to the above link to find out). It's supposed to be part of the next version of Windows (codenamed "Longhorn"), but they decided to release it for Windows XP this year because of the numerous delays in the Longhorn project, which will hopefully be released by mid-2006.

The download's a whopping 261450 KB (about 250 Megs), BTW, just to warn the dial-up people out there (yes, I feel the pain, too).

On a side-note, happy 5th anniversary to Steve Balmer as CEO of the most powerful software company in the world. Keep up the good work. :-)