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

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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RE: Comment by dpJudas
by AndyB on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 12:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by dpJudas"
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2013-03-22

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.

Are you sure about this? I remember windows 3.1 running in 640x480 screen resolution on 12" or less monitors quite well. Amiga's could go down to 320x200, but I admit you couldn't open many windows without overlapping them.

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