Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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RE: What he didn't mention
by WereCatf on Mon 25th Jan 2010 22:55 UTC in reply to "What he didn't mention"
WereCatf
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The desktop metaphor, with icons for folders, icons for files and icons for applications all sitting uselessly on a slab *behind* the windows I'm actually using to get work done. Can we just own up to the fact that this was never a very good idea and get rid of it?

And what would you replace it with then? Pray tell, I'm actually interested in hearing. The problem is, the screen itself doesn't change size depending on the content shown, so the content much then change size according to the screen. As such, you always have to have something to cover up the black screen with, and thus it's good if the covering area can be used for something.

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