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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Android apps don't support on-the-fly resizing: once a size (or more accurately DPI) is set, it is set.

Paranoid android does multitasking right, with Halo: pop-up a secondary app on to of the primary.

The only interesting missing feature in my mind is the fast switch between two apps, or snapping two apps side-by-side. People ask for multi-tasking when in fact "duo-tasking" is sufficient. The notification system should cover 99% of the reasons one would want to keep a third or fourth window displayed.

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