Movemoor schrijft dat er bij WinSupersite.com een preview is te vinden van een van de uitgelekte Microsoft Whistler builds (Whistler 2001 wordt dalijk de upgrade voor de bestaande Windows 2000 versies). Hieronder vast een gedeelte:
Looking through this list, it's pretty easy to see that most of the changes in the desktop edition of Whistler concern the user interface, with generally subtle ease-of-use enhancements. I haven't turned up any dramatically structural differences in this release yet and, frankly, I don't expect to: Windows 2000 is a remarkably stable and reliable platform for the future, and it's no surprise that Microsoft's next release would simply build on that base. That's not to say that dramatic changes aren't forthcoming, and I expect they are. But I also expect most of these changes to affect the user experience, and not the core product.
On the other hand, Whistler leaves you hankering for more: It's clear that bigger UI changes are in store, though it's anyone's guess what form these changes will take. And as the first Whistler beta begins--external beta testers will be notified within the next thirty days--there will be more information available. I'll check back on Whistler when there's more to report.