Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:29 UTC
Windows And yet some more information about Windows 7 has found its way to users. Ars Technica is present at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference, and they dove into the new Device Stage feature, as well as the new Libraries feature in the Windows Explorer file manager.
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RE: More and more...
by Panajev on Sat 1st Nov 2008 14:03 UTC in reply to "More and more..."
Panajev
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2008-01-09

and more and more Windows is trying to be like BeOS with the glitz of MacOS X's UI.

This ain't a bad thing, though.

The better Windows becomes, the better the competition must become, so go Windows 7! ( hehe )

--The loon


I agree, MacOS X already showed that the assumption "eye pleasing graphics + ease of use != system security, versatility, and stability" was flawed and you COULD do better.

Windows 7 building on top of the great (IMHO) under-the-hood changes Vista pioneered for the desktop Windows OS system, optimizing performance, focusing on usability and UI consistency, will not only be good news for Windows users, but for Linux users too as IMHO will motivate the OSS to leapfrog their competition (and this will be good news for everyone).

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RE[2]: More and more...
by chris_dk on Sat 1st Nov 2008 17:34 in reply to "RE: More and more..."
chris_dk Member since:
2005-07-12

Windows 7 building on top of the great (IMHO) under-the-hood changes Vista pioneered for the desktop Windows OS system, optimizing performance, focusing on usability and UI consistency, will not only be good news for Windows users, but for Linux users too as IMHO will motivate the OSS to leapfrog their competition (and this will be good news for everyone).


In theory, yes. However, to this day, a tagging system like the one that exists in Vista has yet to be integrated in eg. Gnome.

Nautilus also needs some work if Gnome wants to compete with Windows 7 - this library thing looks really nice.

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RE[2]: More and more...
by DrillSgt on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 05:54 in reply to "RE: More and more..."
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2005-12-02

"I agree, MacOS X already showed that the assumption "eye pleasing graphics + ease of use != system security, versatility, and stability" was flawed and you COULD do better."

OS X can be eye pleasing, yes. Ease of use? I know I will get slammed for this, but that is a personal opinion and subjective. It is a confusing and frustrating UI, unless you have used nothing but OS X.

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RE[3]: More and more...
by Kroc on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 08:29 in reply to "RE[2]: More and more..."
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2005-11-10

You mean, it's confusing and frustrating if you've only ever used Windows -- If you've a wider experience than Windows alone, that includes Unix, Linux, Amiga OS, RISC OS, BeOS and so on, then OS X is not out of place.

Windows is like Photoshop. It's bad UI to begin with, but you just slog through it until you know it well, and then you're unable to understand anything alternative.

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