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: what can I say
by redshift on Fri 4th Oct 2013 00:56 UTC in reply to "what can I say"
redshift
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As an Artist I move content in and out of many windows and apps and am always comparing and referencing things between apps. It is so inefficient for me to look at one window at a time and have to flip between them. Xerox solved this problem years ago... Apple stole/borrowed the idea... and then Microsoft copied it... and computing was vastly improved for the next 30 years. Then someone decided it was too hard and have propagated the idea that computers should be reduced to a multimedia kiosk from the 90s.

Honestly.... these new GUI's are only good for consuming content and on small screens. If implemented in the real world, this would be like having a huge desk that can only have one thing on it at a time, just because sometimes you use a small desk and for some reason they want everything to work the same way. It is absurd!

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