Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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by Neolander on Sun 24th Oct 2010 08:00 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

So let me see if I've got this straight.

1. Portrait is good for some uses.
2. Landscape is good for some uses.
3. Based upon premises 1 and 2, it's therefore okay for 7 Phone to provide second-rate landscape support?

Not quite...

1. Portrait is good for most uses.
2. Landscape is good for some uses.
3. Based upon premises 1 and 2, it's therefore okay for 7 Phone to provide second-rate landscape support, since an UI should always optimize the common case (my assumption being that you fundamentally can't make an UI good at both portrait and landscape modes, that at some point in designing the UI you have to favor either portrait or landscape mode in order to go further, or to introduce inconsistent behaviors depending if the phone is in one mode or the other)

As for your wide screen laptop, if you feel compelled to maximise every window, there's really nothing left to say.

The problem is not that, but rather that at equal diagonal size and encumbrance, a wide screen provides less height.

(By the way, Windows really should provide a way to vertically maximize windows, like Metacity and KWin have been doing for some time now.)

Edited 2010-10-24 08:07 UTC

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