Seems I hit the nail on the head once more when I kept asking the question:
"Where is the REAL Vista that was promised to us with longhorn?".. it seems
that these people are trying to find it.....
Can you imagine? Vista is such a flop that people are willing to go back in
time to find something better.. lol
Vista could have been so much better.. it could have been a work of
art...and technology of course. http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=479
The folks over at Joejoe.org aren't the only ones with "Longhorn" nostalgia.
Enthusiasts over at the AeroXperience.org site also are looking to bring
back Longhorn, a k a, the precursor to the Windows Vista release that
Microsoft launched in January 2007.
The Joejoe.org Longhorn Reloaded team is looking to ressurect and retrofit a
2004 pre-release version of Windows so that it can be used as an alternative
to Windows Vista.
The AeroXP "Vista Customization Square"/Retrophase team is looking to bring
the existing Vista Aero interface to a pre-Longhorn-Reset version of
"Incubating in our very forums is a project called 'Retrophase.' Think the
reverse of 'Longhorn Reloaded.' Instead of bringing Windows Vista
capabilities to the rotting Longhorn 4074 platform, the community is
bringing Longhorn goodness to the shiny new Windows Vista platform," blogged
AeroXP member Rafael Rivera.
The Longhorn Reloaded effort kicked off in earnest last October; Retrophase
started in June 2006. Last week, the Longhorn Reloaded team announced it had
achieved Milestone 1 along its internally-set release timetable.