Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 13:03 UTC
Windows "An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online. Build 9364 has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of the new changes that Microsoft is building into its significant Windows 8 update. Leaked screenshots show that the company is bringing smaller Live Tile arrangements to its Start Screen, along with greater control over the color personalization options. Other improvements include a number of new options in the Windows 8-style settings screen. SkyDrive options are present, which appear to show greater integration and control over device back ups and files. There's also an app settings section that surfaces options to change default apps and information on app sizes." Very welcome improvements - but unless there's significant speed and performance improvements, this is all for naught. Update: Woah, a 50:50 split view! They are listening! Update 2: Steve Troughton-Smith details that the split can be any size, and that you can also split three and four applications.
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Post-apocalyptic era?
by ebasconp on Sun 24th Mar 2013 22:36 UTC
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Do you remember all of these post-apocalyptic movies, where everything should be built again because of everything was destroyed?

That is exactly what is happening with Windows. They (and I actually do not know why) destroyed their best operating system ever (Windows 7) and tried to created something new from their ashes with a very retro ("retro" would be nice, "prehistorical" sounds more accurate) UI.

I do not know all of you, but in my case, I liked the times I was able to decide how to organize my screen, select the colors of my desktop and have mature user interfaces full of options and a whole of information instead of these colorful hippie times interfaces with giant icons and fonts using my whole screen.

Edited 2013-03-24 22:37 UTC

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