Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Apr 2010 15:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Dan Hon makes a thought-provoking assertion in his blog: remember all the ridiculous, unrealistic computer interfaces that Hollywood characters are always using, showing "hackers" infiltrating systems by flying through virtual reality worlds of strange codes, and cutesy animations accompanying every task? Hon's point is that instead of ridiculing these unrealistic interfaces, maybe we should try to emulate them. He makes a pretty good case.
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More power ....
by r00kie on Fri 16th Apr 2010 17:05 UTC
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The idea of making the user aware of big and possibly bad changes is good, however adding more eye candy will call for more powerful machines.

This is why every time a new OS comes out we need a machine several times more powerful than the one we have to perform the exact same tasks, as the article says, enough is enough and it is already getting in the way of actually doing things. Maybe someone will come up with an effective way to accomplish this while not using many resources and still make it look good.

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