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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Not good
by Buck on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:18 UTC
Buck
Member since:
2005-06-29

It still looks sort of messy. Not too many differences from what they have right now. And icon-only taskbar? I bet some 10 people are going to find this useful. It's just not going to work - either you totally reinvent the whole UI paradigm or just stick to what has worked without problems for a long time. I just don't get it. Just look at how much criticism Apple has received for changing something as trivial as the menubar transparency.

Edited 2008-10-28 21:19 UTC

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RE: Not good
by BluenoseJake on Tue 28th Oct 2008 22:25 in reply to "Not good"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I'll be you can turn the text back on, MS always lets you fall back to classic mode.

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RE[2]: Not good
by MollyC on Wed 29th Oct 2008 15:21 in reply to "RE: Not good"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

And indeed, here's a picture of the taskbar with text:
http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coffeehouse/436140-Windows-7/?Comme...

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RE: Not good
by DCMonkey on Wed 29th Oct 2008 20:21 in reply to "Not good"
DCMonkey Member since:
2005-07-06

I bet:

a) They tested it with more than 10 people.

b) More than 10 of those people liked it just fine.

And you can turn the text back on if you want.

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