Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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RE[4]: Great artists steal
by niemau on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great artists steal"
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You can't comment on the history of computers and computer interfaces without knowing about the history of computing and computer interfaces.

It's that simple.

um... no, it's not 'that simple'.

actually, you CAN comment on the history of computer interfaces when the particular computer interface being discussed (the freaking taskbar) is the one you're familiar with.

heck, half the people here could probably say "well, geez, back in *my day* we only saw OUR running processes and apps if we ran 'top'!" the other half, that was raised on a strict diet of DOS and windows would likely have no idea what that meant. and, frankly, 'top' is every bit as critical in the 'history of computing and computing interfaces'. furthermore, it's still being used today. regularly.

the history of computing is vast. frankly, you're fairly nuts if you think you can sum up 'people who shouldn't comment' with 'those who don't remember TSRs'.

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