Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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RE: Give me back my XPlorer
by nt_jerkface on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 22:39 UTC in reply to "Give me back my XPlorer"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

I think they have ran out of ideas with explorer and have made it worse since XP.

What I don't like is how they arbitrarily hide information in an attempt to simplify the interface.

It's still usable but explorer and windows media player are both cases where they should have left the original interface alone. WMP should only be used as an example of how not to design an interface.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

search much?

One thing that explorer does about an infinity times (yes I know that is a nonsense term) better than XP explorer is search.... even with all the indexed search tools that came out in the waining years of XP.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that WMP is a disaster. Speaking of media players, on those occasions that I have to use Windows I have a really hard time finding a good audio player. WMP is obviously out of the question. QMP used to be good but recent versions is just a gigantic "WTF?" and there seems to be about a billion awfull iTunes wannabees. The only one I find even remotely usable is Foobar 2000 and it's not even that good.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

What about VLC ? It has slowly grown to be my personal favorite on both Windows and Linux.

Edited 2011-04-04 06:16 UTC

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Hmmm I'm probably not one to ask since I never feel motivated enough to try the bazillion media players that are out there.

Songbird is pretty good but the startup time is a little slow.

The Zune media player is worth looking at if you are tired of itunes and *amp clones. Oddly enough one of the better alternatives to WMP is made by MS.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

New Windows Media player is a hell of a lot better than the versions before it. The new one is pretty good and the decluttered the UI a lot. It also feels part of the OS.

I still don't use it ...

The Zune Media player is supposed to be amazing ... haven't used it yet.

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