Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:27 UTC
Windows Ah yes, Windows Explorer. One of the oldest parts of Windows, and yet, it's far from perfect. It's hated less than, say, the Finder (but that's no achievement), but most geeks I know aren't particularly fond of it either. For Windows 8, Microsoft is going to make the biggest change ever to Explorer's interface: it's getting the ribbon treatment.
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by justSomeGuy on Tue 30th Aug 2011 07:07 UTC
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Ugh. Been reading about this over at the other place.

The screwiest thing about all this is that these articles point out how more vertical space has been freed up by removing some of the metadata displays from explorer between 7 and the upcoming 8.

But, somehow along the way, the intertubes have twisted this into the fallacy that ribbons actually SAVE vertical space somehow, at least in some of the comments I've seen. Even though the vertical space savings have nothing to do with the addition of the ribbon to explorer.

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