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[2]: More and more...
by DrillSgt on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 05:54 UTC in reply to "RE: More and more..."
DrillSgt
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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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by DrillSgt on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 15:29 in reply to "RE[3]: More and more..."
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2005-12-02

"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."

Well, again, that is your opinion and I respect that. I use Linux, Unix, Windows, and even OS X, and have used OS 9 prior to. BeOS never booted an any hardware I had so could never try it out. I still think the OS X UI is a usability nightmare, not that Windows and the like are all that much better depending who is using them.

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