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[3]: Get off my lawn
by Morgan on Fri 4th Oct 2013 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Get off my lawn"
Morgan
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Yes, it can be. In fact I recently had a discussion from that point of view with someone on Hackaday.com; their claim was that Apple computers were the most hacker-friendly because OS X was "certified UNIX". I had to remind them that the hardware hasn't been hacker-friendly since Jobs came back demanded form over function back in the late 90s (killing off the legacy ports in the process), and that OS X's hybrid nature (BSD/Mach/Aqua) causes issues with some low level stuff on the software side.

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