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Microsoft Codename: Max released to public

September 14th, 2005 by Zack Whittaker

Well as Jabez posted earlier on about the software and hardware specifications of “Max”, I’ve got a little bit more to say about the product. I’m split down the middle on this one (not literally, otherwise I’d be in hospital and not writing this) but I can see good things in this and then I can see entirely pointless things in this software.

With the new beta 2 of the WinFX components (including the Windows Presentation Foundation, previously codenamed Avalon) with the download which gives the application much more presentation features such as better graphics, and give it that “Vista feel” to it. The graphics I have to say are absolutely excellent and really imitate the graphics present in Windows Vista, and although the transparency effects aren’t present in the application it still has great functionality.

However, what I cannot understand is what the application is actually for. OK, so you can collate all your wallpapers together to make a list of content of which can be then made into a list to send to all your friends but even with that, they have to have the Microsoft Max software. I just don’t see the point of it as yet.

It’s still in beta stage and still codenamed, so whether it will be updated later on in time and as soon as we see an actual name for it (I can’t think for the life of me what they could call it) but hopefully we’ll be seeing much more features that should appeal to those who want to share their media.

Download Microsoft Max now

See Microsoft Max screenshots HERE

Posted in Beta News, Products, Windows Vista | 8 Comments »


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8 Responses

  1. Jabez Gan Says:

    Nice review you got there! Thanks!

  2. Patrick E Says:

    I believe it’s purpose (as of now) is to demonstrate WinFX and how it will run on Windows XP, I expect to see this not as a product but rather something that’s integrated into Vista…

  3. Andre Da Costa Says:

    May I have all of your wallpapers, please?

  4. Patrick S Says:

    Lol at sorry (MSN in screen shot.) Dont you use crtl+prnt screen to just get a screenshot of the window.

    I wouldnt mind those wall papers too 😀

  5. Patrick E Says:

    ALT + PRINT SCREEN will capture just the active window, I’m not sure what CTRL + PRINT SCREEN does…

  6. Patrick S Says:

    Ahh my mistake…

  7. Zack Whittaker Says:

    well how about, i stick them as a zip on my web server and i’ll give you the link OK? 😛

  8. Deansweb Says:

    I personally dont see the point of this :), But hey! lol