Tag Archive for 3683

Desktop Compositing

In this tutorial you will find everything you need to enable desktop compositing on the Longhorn builds that support it. I’d like to note that I am writing this tutorial with VMware workstation in mind. As such, all drivers provided on this page are meant for use with VMware. At the bottom of this page you’ll find a list of… Read more →

Hacking Avalon – 2: Port it

Always wanted to experiment with Avalon on Windows XP? In this second part of the ‘Hacking Avalon’ series we’re going to install not only Avalon but also some other Longhorn component. In this post I will take Windows XP as example, but the installer is also compatible with Server 2003.  Below is a description of the included components and their… 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 →