It seems that with a lot of inventions, ideas, etc. there’s always a precursor. For example, xcompmgr was basically the precursor to what we now know as Compiz Fusion. So I was loading up an old Windows 2000 box with the latest of my favorite open source software, :D when I happened to notice something: there’s a lot of features in Windows 2000 that got dropped in XP, but reappeared in Vista. Only they were implemented better. (If you want to call it that :P )
Same goes for audio files. Single click on an audio file in Windows 2000 and it brings up a little Windows Media Player plug-in type thing right in Explorer
Yet another feature that was dropped in XP only to pop up again in Vista
Finally, when pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 2000 it brings up a screen with a bunch of options on it.
Yet again, it’s not present in XP, but came back with Vista
So, where did these features go in XP? Was it as simple as a feature that was before its time?
Just thought that this was interesting. I’m now sitting back at my Linux box. Home sweet home ;)