Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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RE: Win 1.0 logo still the best.
by Doc Pain on Sat 18th Feb 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "Win 1.0 logo still the best."
Doc Pain
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Am I the only one here that thinks the Windows 1.0 logo was/is the best looking. Reminds me of a layout you would get with a tiling window manager (wasn't Win 1.0 a tiler?)


It just didn't have the ability to overlap windows and preferred fulscreen modes for running programs. Sounds familiar? :-)

See screenshots of the v1 series of "Windows" (and the pre-release demos) here:
http://toastytech.com/guis/indexwindows.html

From that source: Rather than letting windows overlap or leaving part of the desktop empty, Microsoft Windows always gives all the space on the screen to the applications that are running.

After all, "tiling WM" sounds appropriate. :-)

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