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[2]: Give me back my XPlorer
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Apr 2011 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Give me back my XPlorer"
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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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

As a video player yes. as an audio player...not really.

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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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