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2005年NPR美国国家公共电台九月-Reviewing New Windows Operating System

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(On Mon)days, the business report focuses on technology.

Microsoft is working on the newest version of its Windows operating system. It's called Windows Vista1. And although it will not be out for another year and a half, New York Times Technology columnist2 David Pogue has got a sneak3 preview and he joins us once again. Hi, David.

Hi, Steve.

So what? Are they beta testing this thing on you?

That's exactly right. The very first beta version of Windows Vista has hit the streets. It's available only to programmers and software companies and efficient . .

People like you who might mention their name/.

Exactly.

Well, what's it like?

It looks very different. It's gorgeous. It has translucence4 and drop shadows and little animations5, much like Mac OS 10, for example - so it's quite elegant looking.

Um, any easier to use?

Um, easier to use, no; more features? Yes. One of the big things I think that most people will be expecting of Microsoft is a reaction against the viruses and the spyware, and they have done a lot of excellent work on that front. This might get a little technical, if your toes start to curl, my apologies . But one thing they've done is to make you work in a sort of limited mode. You can't make certain system settings that only a administrator6 can make. And this is the loophole that has let a lot of these viruses operate. So now they close a lot of doors that the hackers7 used to use.

I was in an Apple computer store not too long ago. How does this system compare/ to the Apple system?

I am hopeful that it will finally be as secure and problem- free as Mac OS 10 is and many of the features are very very similar actually. Microsoft has borrowed a lot of features. One of them is a universal search feature. So anywhere you are, you can hit a keystroke and do a search of everything on your computer, I mean, the words inside your files and Emails, you can pull up it in a heartbeat. (形容速度之快)

This will not be released until December 2006, why are they showing it to people like you now? Why aren't they just selling it now?

Um, They want to make sure that all the software companies have time to update their programs so they will run on this thing. I don't envy Microsoft's job here. I mean they, they have to make something solid and secure, it was never designed to be solid and secure, I mean, Windows 15 years ago, the code underneath8 this came out before the Internet and before viruses. So what they're having to do now is to patch things. But they can't change things too much, because then it'll, as they say, break too many programs that people use.

So what if you're a consumer deciding whether to spend money upgrading here?

Well, it's way too soon to know overall how this thing stacks up. But I will say that from the early looks of it, they've really done some good thinking about making things easier to understand. For example, the start menu, where you list all your programs. In Windows XP, the list of programs sort of overlaps9. The start menu has all these confusing triangles pointing out to the right with sub-menus. In the new start menu of Windows Vista, all your programs are in a tidy column with a little search box at the bottom, so you don't have to go hunting through the folders10 finding a certain program; you just type a couple of letters of its name and off you go.

And do you have to buy a new computer in order to run this?

A lot of people will want to upgrade their computers. Yes, it's exactly the same as happened with Windows XP. You can run it but you won't enjoy all the features and speed if you don't have the very latest computer.

David, thanks.

My pleasure.

David Pogue double clicks on technology for the New York Times and for Morning Edition.



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1 vista jLVzN     
n.远景,深景,展望,回想
参考例句:
  • From my bedroom window I looked out on a crowded vista of hills and rooftops.我从卧室窗口望去,远处尽是连绵的山峦和屋顶。
  • These uprisings come from desperation and a vista of a future without hope.发生这些暴动是因为人们被逼上了绝路,未来看不到一点儿希望。
2 columnist XwwzUQ     
n.专栏作家
参考例句:
  • The host was interviewing a local columnist.节目主持人正在同一位当地的专栏作家交谈。
  • She's a columnist for USA Today.她是《今日美国报》的专栏作家。
3 sneak vr2yk     
vt.潜行(隐藏,填石缝);偷偷摸摸做;n.潜行;adj.暗中进行
参考例句:
  • He raised his spear and sneak forward.他提起长矛悄悄地前进。
  • I saw him sneak away from us.我看见他悄悄地从我们身边走开。
4 translucence 8nLwX     
n.半透明
参考例句:
  • Translucence gives the material the ability to transmit and diffuse light. 半透明给予材质以传送和散播光的能力。
  • Our factory's new products are a series of good quality plastic household utensils with spotless translucence. 洁白透明,质量上乘的家用塑料系列是本厂的新产品。
5 animations f2613ee5e6671fc93ff41adcf6fefc2b     
n.生气( animation的名词复数 );兴奋;动画片;(指电影、录像、电脑游戏的)动画制作
参考例句:
  • You'll see your team cheerleaders and mascot performing new animations as well. 你会看到啦啦队队长跟吉祥物也都会有全新的动作。 来自互联网
  • Ability to create simple movie and animations using graphic & multimedia software. 能够用平面和多媒体软件制作简单的电影及动画。 来自互联网
6 administrator SJeyZ     
n.经营管理者,行政官员
参考例句:
  • The role of administrator absorbed much of Ben's energy.行政职务耗掉本很多精力。
  • He has proved himself capable as administrator.他表现出管理才能。
7 hackers dc5d6e5c0ffd6d1cd249286ced098382     
n.计算机迷( hacker的名词复数 );私自存取或篡改电脑资料者,电脑“黑客”
参考例句:
  • They think of viruses that infect an organization from the outside.They envision hackers breaking into their information vaults. 他们考虑来自外部的感染公司的病毒,他们设想黑客侵入到信息宝库中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Arranging a meeting with the hackers took weeks againoff-again email exchanges. 通过几星期电子邮件往来安排见面,他们最终同意了。 来自互联网
8 underneath VKRz2     
adj.在...下面,在...底下;adv.在下面
参考例句:
  • Working underneath the car is always a messy job.在汽车底下工作是件脏活。
  • She wore a coat with a dress underneath.她穿着一件大衣,里面套着一条连衣裙。
9 overlaps d113557f17c9d775ab67146e39187d41     
v.部分重叠( overlap的第三人称单数 );(物体)部份重叠;交叠;(时间上)部份重叠
参考例句:
  • The style in these two books largely overlaps. 这两本书的文体有许多处是一致的。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • The new office overlaps the functions of the one already in existence. 新机构的职能与那个现存机构的职能部分重叠。 来自辞典例句
10 folders 7cb31435da1bef1e450754ff725b0fdd     
n.文件夹( folder的名词复数 );纸夹;(某些计算机系统中的)文件夹;页面叠
参考例句:
  • Encrypt and compress individual files and folders. The program is compact, efficient and user friendly. 加密和压缩的个人档案和folders.the计划是紧凑,高效和用户友好。 来自互联网
  • By insertion of photocopies,all folders can be maintained complete with little extra effort. 插入它的复制本,不费多大力量就能使所有文件夹保持完整。 来自辞典例句
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