Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 21:53 UTC
Windows I never thought it was possible, but as it turns out, Microsoft has managed to produce some pretty good commercials for its brand new operating system, Windows 7. They are quite product-oriented, and carry the slogan "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea".
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RE: Music
by r_a_trip on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "Music"
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Anyhow, I find it appaling how after all those years of training to maximise every window turning your OS basically into a one-task-at-a-time thingy they're doing an about face and say how cool it is to have windows opened side by side! That's some serious innovation. Good luck making people use that - they can't get rid of this habit even on 24" Macs...

And it will be with us for many, many, many years to come. The problem is not that computers cannot handle the multitasking, the problem is that humans themselves are basically massively parallel "one-task-at-a-time thingies".

We can switch between tasks, but ultimately we can only handle one task at a time. Having multiple windows open is distracting, because it becomes difficult to focus at just one active window area between a lot that are not relevant at the moment.

How do you get rid of the distractions? Just maximize the window you are currently working on.

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