Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 14:47 UTC
Windows Yes, we're still on the subject of Windows 7's user interface overhaul. We know what's going to change, we know what it looks like, but there's one important question that has not really been given much stage time: why? At PDC, one session was dedicated to just that question. Speaking is Chaitanya Sareen [.wmv], part of the windows user interface team. He'll place the changes in Windows 7 into context, talk about Windows' user interface history, and he'll explain why certain changes were made. An interesting insight into the goals of the Windows 7 interface.
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What does that start menu ...
by de_wizze on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 20:56 UTC
de_wizze
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2005-10-31

... remind you of. I'm not trying to start a flame war but which of those previously existing application would you say that the new Windows 7 menu bar remind you of.

Explorer Start Menu?
OSX Dock?
AWN Window Manager?

I know I am missing some others but the thing is, in it 'current implementation' I want to know what similarity he was trying to head off by giving the long history of the menu bar when it seems to me that it looks like and works more like something else.

Edited 2008-11-02 20:58 UTC

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