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Monday, June 12

Acronyms for Windows Vista

Since Windows Vista came into the world, a lot of acronyms are flying around in cyberspace. Be sure to know what your colleagues are talking about ...
  • WinFX : managed API, superset of the existing .NET Framework
  • WPF : Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code-named Avalon)
  • WCF : Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code-named Indigo)
  • WF : Windows Workflow Foundation
  • XAML : Extensible Application Markup Language
  • BAML : Binary (or compiled) XAML
  • LDDM : Longhorn Display Model Driver
  • XPS : XML Paper Specification
  • Aero : Windows Vista Aero provides spectacular visual effects
  • UAC : User Account Control
  • RSS : Really Simple Syndication [not new]
  • Sidebar : a pane on the side of the Windows Vista desktop that organizes gadgets
  • Gadgets : mini-applications running in the sidebar on your desktop
  • SuperFetch : allows applications and files to load much faster than before
  • ReadyBoost : improves dynamically your PC performance with adding system memory (RAM)
  • ReadyDrive : enables PCs to boot up faster, preserve battery power, ...
  • ...
Do you know some more?

3 Comments:

  • At 9:59 AM, Anonymous kimbo said…

    didn't they renamed winfx to .net framework 3.0?

    see: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/42951/WinFX-wordt-hernoemd-naar-.NET-Framework-3.0.html
    and:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2006/06/09/624300.aspx

     
  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Pieter said…

    The renaming of WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0 is not a good idea. WinFX is not really a new framework, it's more a kind of an upgrade of the .NET Framework 2.0. winFX uses the .NET Framework 2.0 (CLR v2.0) if I see it correctly ...

     
  • At 12:02 PM, Anonymous kimbo said…

    is 2.0 then a new framework? i think this is an upgrade of the 1.0 (or 1.1)
    -> so 1.0 code + some added stuff + fixes + blabla = 2.0 -> 2.0 + some added stuff + fixes + blabla = 3.0 -> 3.0 + some added stuff + fixes + blabla = 4.0 ...
    isn't this the way versioning works?

     

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