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Windows O'Reilly's DevCenter is featuring an in-depth look at Windows Vista Beta 1. Their conclusion? "Surprisingly, this build of Windows Vista is pretty stable, and the performance is quite good."
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What bothers me the most..
by will on Tue 16th Aug 2005 16:28 UTC
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2005-06-29

..Is the wasted space in the UI. Massive text and icons, vast amounts of whitespace, etc.. There is a line that UI designers need to learn to draw between functional and pretty. For example, look at Page 3, Figure 11. What purpose does that massive magnifying glass serve?

I'm not against having attractive user interfaces, but this is an operating system - not an artist portfolio site.

If MS only gave us a way to develop and use our own UI, without having to hack at it for a few years before we can come up with something basic..

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RE: What bothers me the most..
by ma_d on Tue 16th Aug 2005 17:59 in reply to "What bothers me the most.."
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2005-06-29

Looks to me like... The wasted color space makes use of different colors; I think they're trying to help people narrow things down based on remembering a color.
"I can't find my document."
"What did the folder look like that it was in?"
"Well, it was green."
"Ok, it was in a dynamic folder; let me help you find it.."

See?

Wasted space for a power user, yes. Wasted space for newbs; nah. Besides, too much functionality on a newbs screen seems to confuse them ;) .

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RE[2]: What bothers me the most..
by will on Tue 16th Aug 2005 19:15 in reply to "RE: What bothers me the most.."
will Member since:
2005-06-29

Good point.

However, hopefully they give us a way to take out the extra crap like that. I don't want to feel like I'm a kid playing with a fisher-price toy when I'm running a search on my HD for that mpg of the guy who crapped himself trying to light his farts..

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RE: What bothers me the most..
by audun on Tue 16th Aug 2005 19:48 in reply to "What bothers me the most.."
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2005-07-13

I think the same thing when I see KDE, but luckily I have the option to choose Gnome instead..

I still look forward to try Vista. Everybody here does. We all want to try something new and exciting.. But still, it's fun to laugh at Microsoft...?

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RE: What bothers me the most..
by CPUGuy on Wed 17th Aug 2005 01:40 in reply to "What bothers me the most.."
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2005-07-06

Well, you kinda can make your own UI. There are many different shells available for download.

As far as the big magnifying glass and such, I've not seen that view, and it's definately not the default.

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RE: What bothers me the most..
by abraxas on Wed 17th Aug 2005 14:08 in reply to "What bothers me the most.."
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2005-07-07

That's the first thing I noticed too. It god-awful ugly and non-functional. There is probably an option to change it though.

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