Well, those demos have certainly floored me… but I must say I’m torn.

As a Microsoft guy, I’m pretty pumped about all of the new stuff… but as a developer, I have to admit a feeling of sadness seeing all of this cool code (mostly the Avalon and WinFS stuff for me) that I won’t be able to write into a production app for quite some time.

Duncan’s big takeaway? I need to bump up the CPU, GPU and memory on my music machine so that, at least at home, I can run Longhorn on it and write all of the UI using Avalon!

Sitting outside of the keynote taking advantage of the wired connections to do some work back on Microsoft’s internal network…