Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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so nice
by poundsmack on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:16 UTC
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

I love the new UI, it seems well thought out, and not overwhelming. I also hope that the option to go back to clasic mode exists (for those who fear change). over all this is good to see that Windows 7 is moving in the right direction.

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RE: so nice
by hechacker1 on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:22 in reply to "so nice"
hechacker1 Member since:
2005-08-01

With extensive use of MRU Lists I hope there is an easy way to exclude porn and other sensitive files.

They are finally reducing the number of clicks required to get things done. Frankly, 7 looks more like OS X, and that's a good thing.

And yet, just hiding system tray icons by default isn't enough. They shouldn't be allowed to install without user consent. That goes for all auto run applications.

Edited 2008-10-28 19:27 UTC

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RE[2]: so nice
by systyrant on Wed 29th Oct 2008 02:11 in reply to "RE: so nice"
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

I think it resembles KDE 4. I'm thinking more in terms of the task bar and not so much the Windows.

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