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[4]: Great artists steal
by niemau on Wed 29th Oct 2008 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great artists steal"
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TSRs with things like a calculator or a pop up telephone list that launched on a key press were used on DOS where I used to work. So you could do something useful while running WordPerfect. They were certainly the functional equivalent of widgets and accessories today.

i made clear in my post that certain functionality was common with today's widgets. i also made clear that the ease of use and knowledge of this functionality is what set TSRs apart from today's widgets. TSRs were more likely used in other contexts (hardware drivers, etc) than that by most users. those users usually used them in an out-of-sight-out-of-mind sort of way. that is my point. they are not equivalent to today's widgets because of that.

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