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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RE[2]: Comment by dpJudas
by drcouzelis on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dpJudas"
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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.

Of course you are correct, but it still doesn't scale to "small screen devices" that are not only half the size of what you mention (6") but also have an input (touch screen / finger) that can't handle pixel-precise input like a mouse can.

EDIT: ...but this article is kind of about desktop operating systems... But kind of not... I'm sorry, I don't even know what we're talking about any more. ;)

Edited 2013-10-02 14:27 UTC

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