When you click the All Programs button in Longhorn, you
replace the left-side column with a scrolling list of your
programs. There's a little Spotlight-ish search box at the
bottom, too, so you can jump to a program whose name you know
with a couple of keystrokes. These are very nice changes.
Now, I've just focused here on the on-the-screen differences;
Longhorn will also include a huge number of deeper-seated
architectural features -- self-healing features, a new driver
system, and so on -- that Microsoft says will drastically
improve Windows's security and reliability. "It just works,"
says one of the slides in Microsoft's PowerPoint