Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2008 17:42 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Windows The new OS includes major new user interface updates, and promises to work much better with third-party hardware and software. Can the latest version of the OS wash away the sour taste of Vista? Here's a detailed report and a slideshow of Windows 7 screenshots.
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RE[4]: KDE
by tyrione on Wed 29th Oct 2008 04:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: KDE"
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I couldn't agree more. The first thing I noticed when I look at the screenshots was that it looked like an uglified mix of KDE 3 & 4 with overdone graphics effects and lots of OS X copying thrown in. Come on, is that all you can do Microsoft?

PS. I must admit it is at least a bit better than Vista.

Cut them some slack. This is far from release stuff, and Microsoft tends to wait till near the end to integrate new artwork. If Windows 7 looks like those screenshots I'll eat my hat.

Microsoft hired former Apple UI designers for Vista. It's not too difficult to surmise they just can't help themselves with blurring the UIs to reach a point [they hope] that people can't tell the difference.

In reality, UI design is far more about the convergence of both Form and Function, then just the Form of it. You can duplicate the best of both KDE and OS X and you'll still manage to just produce an old feeling design that quickly reminds you that you are using a Microsoft Operating System.

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