Well, another build of Windows Blue has just seeped its way out into the public domain, and true to form, I’m downloading that sucker now and preparing to brew a pot of coffee later so as to tear through this build with reckless abandon as I did with the previous leaked build of Windows Blue, 9364.
Back in the days of 9x and NT through Longhorn, an increment of 5 builds could have meant notable changes; however, in these post-Sinofsky-controlled days of Windows, I expect the changelog of this build reflected merely bug fixes and the likes. And since Microsoft officially mentioned Blue recently, what I won’t be doing is seeking to confirm mentions of “Blue” again. That was an incredibly tedious venture, if I do say so myself. And I do.
What I’d really love is for a UX build to leak, starting from this day. With Mary-Jo Foley’s mention of Microsoft considering a reintegration of the Start button into Windows, I’m just itching to see the very first Windows Blue build that gets a trial run in (if it does, that is)! This is wishful thinking at its finest, people. =)
Anyway, I’ll be on this build shortly and looking for anything interesting I can dig up. More soon!
UPDATE 1: I’ve got the build up and running, so here’s a screen shot of the desktop with Winver up to show the build string (click the image for the full shot):
UPDATE 2: Well, this build is pretty lackluster, insofar as noteworthy improvements/enhancements/etc. As such, I’m calling this one case-closed for now. Onward to the next build!