What I'm really interested in is the fact that they've apparently souped up the command line (codename MONAD) to make it really powerful for scripting etc.. with a little luck they'll give the day to day admins something as powerful as the UNIX CLI but perhaps a bit more friendly.. though I don't see how they're gonna work that out without blatantly ripping off really old redirection and piping ideas from UNIX. You can check out previews here www.winbeta.org/winbeta/forums/index.php...f&showtopic=1179
Here are some details from the article :
MSH - Microsoft Shell
Focused on Automation & scripting
Focused on power users and administrators
Foundation for Task-Based management
Sounds quite nice.
As far as the filesystem is concerned, a few of you may know that they're totally revamping -- no more NTFS or FAT/32.. its gonna be based on an SQL database and according to experts if it works it'll be one of the biggest leaps in operating system technology since ... well a long time here's an article about it. www.tomshardware.com/storage/20030617/
Well that should keep you guys occupied for a while.
Oh yeah the winamp5 beta has also leaked.. you're probably asking why version 5 ? Where did 4 go ? Well 5 is supposed to take the best of winamp 2 and 3 .. 2 + 3 = .. well you get it. I quite like it.. it hasn't crashed on me yet. www.iexbeta.com www.iexbeta.com/files/winamp50beta2.exe -- direct link