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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RE: Great artists steal
by Laurence on Wed 29th Oct 2008 01:41 UTC in reply to "Great artists steal"
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I understand the concept of your argument, but the examples you gave were very very poor.
Let me correct a few factual errors you made:

I cant wait for Windows 8. It will bring us the following:
- seperate the maximise and close buttons

They are seperate in classic mode. Always have been.

- vertical taskbar, since monitors are widder than they are taller.

Windows has done this since the dawn of the windows taskbar. Just drag and drop it.

- unified menu bar for all applications

Not everyone likes unified menu bars. I certainly don't.

- right click directory navigation

You'll have to expand on what you mean there, but directory navigation isn't any harder in Windows than in any other OS i've used.

- a preemptive desktop where each view is a seperate thread (pervasive multithreaded OS)

This feature has been around since Windows 2000 (maybe even longer). Granted it's not enabled by default, but the setting isn't hidden away either should anyone want to find it.

- scheduled performance time for media sources

Media processes do get a greater processor schedule than non-media processes. In fact this is one of the very features linux fanboys use against windows.

- customisable node based media path

NTFS holds a great deal of metadata about media and there's plenty more options hidden around XP (for example) if you know where to look.
And in Windows 10, we'll get:
- modular component / servers which can be restarted dynamically.

You mean like windows services?

- A new C++ API which is designed by someone who actually undestands OO.

Many people seem to like .net. Personally I don't, but then it's been some years since I was a heavy developer for the windows platform.

- A reworked file layout that actually makes sense.

Windows directory structures make sense. It's just a pity Windows, its users and its software developers aren't stricter about adhearing to the structure. But I guess that's one of the prices you pay for allowing users to install applications manually rather than via software reposatories

So, to summarise: I don't have a problem with people taking a dislike to Windows (I personally can't stand 90% of Windows releases either). But, for the sanity of this site, please at least keep your grievences factually accurate.

Edited 2008-10-29 01:50 UTC

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