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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I find it funny...
by apoclypse on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 22:48 UTC
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

I find it funny how MS is slowly making their UI more consistent while Apple is slowly doing the opposite. Love or hate the ribbon interface, at least MS is sticking to it and slowly deploying it across the OS. In Apple's case what the hell happened to iTunes, Mac Appstore, iCal and Addressbook (in Lion)?

My biggest gripe with XP vs Vista/7 is how convoluted they made things that used to be simple. However I definitely give MS a thumbs up for effort, Windows 7 is their best version yet. Win 8 seems to be building on things nicely. I say this as someone who would never buy a Windows machine, I'm a mac user, but you have to give credit where its due.

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RE: I find it funny...
by 1c3d0g on Mon 4th Apr 2011 00:16 in reply to "I find it funny..."
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. Honestly, when you DO use the Ribbon interface for more than a week, you WILL like it, trust me! I hated it with a passion at first, but after working with it ofr a while, I got used to it and can do things a lot faster now than before.

Give it time, fellas. Sooner or later you will have to use anyway, whether you like it or not. So there. :-P

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RE[2]: I find it funny...
by lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Apr 2011 18:37 in reply to "RE: I find it funny..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Going from Word 2003 to Word 2007 at work was such a relief. Finally a version of word where things weren't hidden in endless hierachies of menus.

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