Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC

Manual window management is awful. Windows 8 ditched windows in favor of fullscreen apps. Traditional desktop window paradigms are powerful but obsolete.

Windows 9 unifies previous contrasting paradigms, taking design cues from all platforms and recent innovations.

Just an unofficial design concept, but damn, this is sexy. This is exactly what Windows needs - a combination of the old and new, leading to something seemingly far more usable than the monstrosity that is Metro in Windows 8.

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by dpJudas on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 11:10 UTC
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Ah yes, the kind of thing that look pretty on pictures but functions poorly in the real world.

Stacking application windows horizontally with a swipe left/right for app switching is barely tolerable on small screen devices, and now this should be a viable replacement for real windows on my 30" monitor?

I also strongly disagree with the statement from the article that traditional window management should in any way be obsolete. It is a paradigm that has worked well and successfully for over 30 years, and its only real disadvantage is that it doesn't scale well to small screen devices.

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