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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Why all the huge borders and wasted space?
by phoenix on Wed 29th Oct 2008 01:47 UTC
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

People complain that KDE4 has too large of borders around everything ... and yet think this looks good? The borders around windows and in-window separators are at least 3 sizes too big.

And what's with the Paint ribbon? Am I the only one who finds it to be horribly cluttered, messy, with too much wasted space everywhere?

Yes, the graphics look pretty. But why is everything so big?

Reply Score: 4

systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

<sad attempt at humor>
Microsoft says you will like it. They did studies. They have proof. You only hate it because of the slanderous Mac commercials and the communist Linux people.

Now come. Sit here at the computer. Let me walk you through the desktop. Let me show you the great features that the Windows has. Look at the new task bar...

And then you say: Wait isn't that KDE?
MS Rep: No. It's Windows 7.
You: Why does it say KDE then?
Rep: Um.. that's... um... the code name of Windows 7.
You: Well, it looks like KDE 4.
Rep: No. Now look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy, sleepy. You will buy the Windows. You will love the Windows. You will hate all else.
You: I will buy the Windows. I will hate the Windows. I will be stuck with the Windows.
Rep: <click>BOOM!!!
Rep: Bring in the next victim... er.. I mean customer.
</sad attempt at humor>

Reply Parent Score: 1

Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Actually, I don't think Windows 7 looks like KDE 4 but I do know I wont be using Gnome again unless the UI in 3.0 transforms in an equality significant way as KDE 4 has from 3.5.

I personally think Gnome is stagnating and needs "rejuvenating lotion".

Now... back on topic.

Edited 2008-10-29 02:39 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2