Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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RE[2]: Windows
by renhoek on Sat 10th Jan 2009 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows"
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The "classic" UI had it's moments back in 1999 - what the hell is wrong with delivering something that is pleasing to the eye?

And my retro terminal interface had it's moments in the '70. And i still use it today, it works just fine. When do people who build interfaces start to realize that the most important thing is usability, not looks or features.

And there is nothing wrong with pleasing the eye (i use the osx-candybar-shiny-button computer myself), but it should never be a major goal. usability comes first. Never mind how good something looks, if i can't use it it's useless.

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