Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:43 UTC
Windows Various sources are posting screenshots of the upcoming beta release of Longhorn, Microsoft's succesor to Windows XP. IE7 shots are also included. Due to the Slashdot-effect, mirrors are already available. Original source | mirror 1 | mirror 2. My take: Too much transparency.
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RE: Baaah just as ugly as OSX
by David on Mon 11th Jul 2005 20:39 UTC in reply to "Baaah just as ugly as OSX"
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"Why is it that every household appliance and automobile that they come out with these days has to have fancy industrial design and superfluous design features? I don't want something that aspires to aesthetic beauty, I just want something that works. I want a plain white rectangular plastic toaster and a boring econobox of a car with good gas mileage. I sure miss the Toyota Tercel."

You may disagree that this new Windows look and feel has aesthetic merit, and desire something with a more minimalistic design, but I think that most people want the things they use everyday to be both beautiful and functional. They're trying for beauty. They may have missed the mark, but I'm glad they're trying.

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