Research

My TV and Movies

The My TV and Movies library becomes visible when using the Media Center Edition (Freestyle) variant of some Longhorn builds. The My TV and Movies library is a media application for recording and watching TV. The application is an Avalon container and is opened in Internet Explorer by the Avalon Shell Handler. The container itself includes a couple of dll and BAML… Read more →

Avalon Display Panel

Only two builds, build 3683 and build 4093 have a working, accessible Display Properties control panel, out of the box. These two Avalon display panels are extremely different in construction, and it is entirely possible that the two are the result of two entirely different development efforts, baring no connection beyond their function and underlying technology. Later Milestone 3 builds can… Read more →

Startpage

The Longhorn Startpage is a feature present in Milestone 3 builds. The startpage appears to be an early attempt at replacing the OOBE (Out-Of-Box Experience) that these builds carry over from Windows XP. Already in build 3683 we can catch a glimpse of the startpage, be it in a very early stage. The code for the startpage can be found… Read more →