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A reader directed us to a large gallery of Whistler (Beta 2?) build 2410 screen shots at the Savage News Web site.

While the basic Win9x interface remains, we detect an effort to manipulate graphical details so that the desktop more strongly resembles the Microsoft Web site.

This subtle change may reflect hopes that visual familiarity and consistency will help users adapt to the company's grand plan to integrate computing with the Web so seamlessly that the distinctions will one day become meaningless.

One interesting addition is an option dialogue to enable and synchronise on-line/off-line files. The sorts of files which, in an office environment, might be stored on a company network; but with a consumer OS like Whistler, well, we know where they'd likely be stored... ®

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