Well these past fee days I’ve been trying some of Microsoft latest OS’s namely Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn (build 4029), and here hare my impressions.
Windows Server 2003
The latest server flavor of Windows, i had no intention of using it has a server but has a workstation since allot of people were claiming it was faster.
Has soon has i got it installed it was faster booting and application start times quicker, but after running some gaming tests (not in ideal condition but I’m not a professional :p) the results didn’t show any significant differences so i concluded that Windows Server 2003 wile a tiny bit faster then Windows XP didn’t justify using it has a workstation.
Note: The test were run on my system (see my Beast), 3DMark was run on Default, GLMark on Advanced Features @ 1024×768 Full Screen and Halo with Max Detail @ 1280×1024.
Well not much to see yet this early in alpha but I liked the new explorer specially the new address bar, another big new item I liked was the sidebar but like I said it’s still to early and exiting thing like WinFS (the new Database like File System Service), Avalon and AERO (the new graphics engine and User Interface) aren’t implemented yet so we will all have to wait.
If you have no clue about what I’m talking about I suggest you take a look at SuperSite for Windows and find out and see some screenshots ;).