Longhorn to have Quartz Extreme

Desktop Composition Engine or DCE for short will be Microsoft's version of Apple's Quartz Extreme says an OSNews.com story and flexbeta.net has more including screenshots and video. DCE will be first seen in Longhorn which is to be released in 2006!? Quartz Extreme has been available for a while now, but its good to see that Microsoft is working on it.