Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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Meh
by Drumhellar on Fri 10th Dec 2010 00:07 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

I like this bit:

"The interface of Windows NT will be abandoned."
(translated via Google)

Considering how much still exists in 7 without change, and how much 7's interface is an evolution of it, it makes little sense to just abandon it in favor of a completely new UI design.

Remember: Microsoft has always support old, old stuff in Windows. Even Win98 (and perhaps later versions?) still had progman.exe available.

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RE: Meh
by lucas_maximus on Fri 10th Dec 2010 09:20 in reply to "Meh"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I agree, they obviously done a hell of a lot of user testing in Windows 7 and a lot of the features they added were stuff that was there in either XP or Vista however they were improved over time.

e.g. Vertical tiling existed in XP and Vista and I use it a lot (SQL Server Management Studio Next to Visual Studio or the T-SQL docs). The Aero Snap (or whatever it is called) just makes it easier to tile two windows.

Also Windows grouping was done since XP, however it was rubbish until they had fixed it in 7, can't remember what it was like in Vista tbh, but I remember there being the live window priview being there.

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RE: Meh
by Deviate_X on Fri 10th Dec 2010 13:22 in reply to "Meh"
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

What NT interface exists in Windows 7 please quantify???

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RE[2]: Meh
by BluenoseJake on Fri 10th Dec 2010 15:05 in reply to "RE: Meh"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Considering Windows 7 is NT, all of it.

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RE[2]: Meh
by Drumhellar on Fri 10th Dec 2010 22:55 in reply to "RE: Meh"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Well, there's some differences, mainly the original explorer windows are finally gone, and the classic start menu is gone, but the rest is there.

It still uses a start menu, just different. You can have window labels displayed on the task bar, and windows don't have to be grouped. Plus, you can always use the classic Windows 9x/NT window look, instead of Aero.

Icons on the desktop, etc etc.

I currently don't have convenient access to a windows install right now, so I can't check to see how much you can have the classic explorer windows, but the essential stuff is still there.

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