Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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RE[2]: Perhaps I was a bit harsh
by MacMan on Sun 18th Sep 2011 02:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Perhaps I was a bit harsh"
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

Where would you put people who believe that OS X is the best OS?
OS X is certainly not comparable to Metro or Gnome3.
And in which family of operating systems would you put OS X?


Actually, I think Gnome3 has some similarities with OSX, namely the dock.

No, I don't think OSX is in the Win95 family of interfaces, OSX is obviously a blend of Mac Classic and NeXT, and oddly enough, I liked both of them better than OSX:) (from a UI standpoint).

Mac fans are an eclectic bunch, sadly many of them are "hipsters", the iPod generation that follow anything Apple says because iPods cool.

I'm Mac fan (with reservations), I've been using Apples since the Apple ][. I'm not particularly happy with OSX Lion, like I said, I switched over mostly to Gnome3. Again, I like a lot of things about Gnome3, but it still has some obvious issues.

Frankly, the OSs I've liked best of all are NeXT, BeOS and Amiga. Sadly, I think OSX has gone downhill since it was NeXT, and with Lion, seems to be accelerating.

Edited 2011-09-18 02:46 UTC

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know, actually I quite like Lion.
It has been optimized a lot under the hood. My MacBook Pro used a lot of resources and run very hot under Snow Leopard. Now it runs cool and quiet.
There are a few changes in the graphical interface, but I find them improvements (some fine tuning still needed).
As I have already said in a previous post, I like Macs, but I am not a zealot, I don't desire everything created by Apple.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

you like Lion but hate Windows 8?

weird because Lion is incorporating mobile interface features into the OS just like Win 8 is...though it is at a much different pace.

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