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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Meh
by Xaero_Vincent on Wed 29th Oct 2008 02:19 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
Member since:
2006-08-18

I suppose I can consider these UI changes small advancements in the right direction but nothing revolutionary or spectacular.

Apart from the taskbar and a couple new features in Start menu and Explorer, it looks about the same as Vista--which is fine, I guess.

I think Windows 7 is shaping up to be an XP killer. However, people such as myself, who've adopted Vista will unlikely be compelled to upgrade just for a few usability improvements.

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RE: Meh
by systyrant on Wed 29th Oct 2008 02:32 in reply to "Meh"
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

It'll only cost you an additional $200 to upgrade. Well, that is assuming you aren't running photoshop or programs like that. The older versions won't work with the new windows.

(Once again I'm with the sarcasm.)

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RE: Meh
by seishino on Wed 29th Oct 2008 04:35 in reply to "Meh"
seishino Member since:
2005-09-10

Windows usability problems go as deep as the sewer that is the file system and the weirdly architected dependencies like changing Outlook preferences through a control panel.

While smaller UI improvements are appreciated, I can't help but feel like it's putting direction signs into a house of glass until they make truly major re-organizations to the underlying structure.

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