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[3]: powerful
by jgagnon on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: powerful"
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I'm actually thinking of a mixture of both. I'm a daily user of KDE4 and it doesn't work like I described, though it is close in some respects. You can add icons to a panel, but you're at their mercy as to how they are displayed (with a few options available). You can add a folder view widget to your desktop but that is far bulkier than what I'd want, though it shares some of the features I mentioned. Consider me picky. :p

When I do need to do image manipulation I choose Gimp more often than not (it's free, fast enough, has more features than I can understand, and works on every platform I use).

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