Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 16:10 UTC
Features, Office Screenshots of Office 12 have been published. You'll be amazed (for better or worse, your call). "As you can see, Microsoft is trying to do away with the 'legacy' menu bar. In newer Vista builds the menu bar is turned off by default (although it can be reactivated temporarily by pressing alt). In Office 12, the menus have been replaced with tab-like buttons. The only 'legacy' menu item that remains is the file menu, but it has completely been redesigned. The file menu now looks like the Windows XP start menu and can be customized as well." You can find more information and shots on Microsoft's website.
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by aseigo on Tue 13th Sep 2005 19:32 UTC
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> now I know where the "Plasma idea" came.

evidently you don't =)

this is the first i've seen of "microsoft gadgets" and, more importantly, plasma is more than "desktop gadgets" ala dashboard or what the website showed.

i appreciate your awareness of the plasma project, despite the scepticism. =)

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by butters on Tue 13th Sep 2005 20:54 in reply to "RE: ..."
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Now that the barrage of MS PDC articles is hitting OSNews, I can't believe how many people demonstrate a tragically flawed understanding of the goals of KDE's Plamsa project. This from readers of the same website that posted an informative interview on the subject less than a month ago:

I don't know, Aaron, maybe you need to take more time away from your busy schedule to educate the OSNews community about what makes Plasma vastly different from Dashboard, Konfabulator, and now Sidebar Widgets... wait... no, they're hopeless.

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