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New Longhorn Bits

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Robert McLaws has compiled a list of “things to do” while downloading the latest Longhorn bits, and I may make it through most of them as I still have 5 hours left (not counting the SDK transfer of 380 MB). The transfer rate has steadily been falling from ~ 70 KB/sec to about ~ 20 KB/sec as the evening progresses. I don’t think I will be seeing the installation and setup screen until after a night of sleep. Update: it appears I have downloaded the DDK, not the SDK, as the SDK has yet to appear on subscriber downloads.

Chris Sells points out there will not be any Visual Studio bits to put on this build (M7.2 Longhorn). I might have to grab vi and see if the muscle memory in my fingers can still play :w and yy like the days of old.

Wesner Moise tells us that MSDN has already updated the online Longhorn SDK to reflect the latest build.

Finally, Scoble addressed all the hardware requirement speculators who believe Longhorn will require a creation from the Los Alamos labs to run. I know I’ve been running the PDC bits on what some would consider ridiculously modest hardware – a 1Ghz P3 with 1GB of RAM. Quit laughing! It runs pretty well!

Craig Friday, May 7, 2004
If/when you find an SDK to download (not the DDK/LDK), could you please comment/post and provide a link to its location? The online site is great...if you're connected. I'm going to be on a long flight soon, and it would be great to have offline access to the SDK, too. Thanks.
Scott Allen Friday, May 7, 2004
The SDK appears to now be online. As far as I know, it is only available through MSDN subscription downloads. The file is roughly 708MB, you can find it in subscriber downloads (http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx) under Platforms -> Windows Longhorn Client Preview -> WinHec 2004 build 4074 -> Windows Longhorn Client Preview 2 SDK (English).
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