Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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RE[2]: Comment by A420X
by A420X on Mon 4th Apr 2011 10:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by A420X"
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There is a new interface? I haven't noticed any changes in a few years now. But I have only been dipping in and out of blender and #! may well have an old version.

This kind of quantum interface where the widgets do different things depending on which of their many states they are in really does my head in.

The biggest problem I have is most of the tutorials are in video form and I have a terrible internet connection that hates youtube with a passion.

more on topic ... IMHO if your user has to look up tutorials just to use your file manager's interface - you're doing it wrong.

I haven't used windows in years and am pretty sure I would have to do some reading before I could use this interface.

I also think it's funny that if you gave a kid who grew up with XP a copy of something like Amiga Workbench from the 80s; I'm almost positive they could intuitively navigate the FS very quickly -- im not saying that you cant improve UI design but this seems like a backwards move in UI evolution... I could be wrong though - it's happened before ;)

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