Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Ever since I bought my HTC HD7 way back in October 2010, I have been hooked on Windows Phone. Without even being able to test-drive the new operating system (The Netherlands didn't get Windows Phone 7 until a year later), I imported the HD7 from the US - the minimalist, stark, clean, flat, and textual interface spoke to me, and I just knew I would like it. And like it, I did.
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RE[3]: Comment by Beerfloat
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 11:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Beerfloat"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Is Linux ALT-F1, F2 etc, or the 'screen' utility, now also a WIMP interface?


Considering those do not contain any of the WIMP elements - no.

You didn't answer my question, though.

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RE[4]: Comment by Beerfloat
by Beerfloat on Mon 21st Jan 2013 11:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Beerfloat"
Beerfloat Member since:
2011-06-05

Actually, if you run gpm, you get the mouse and the pointer bit.

I didn't answer your question because it was somewhat absurd - and my followup was in line with that. The fact that a window can be made fullscreen (and reverse) is a logical consequence of the windowing interface at work. I know you understand that the reverse isn't true - IOS and WP apps can not be scaled down to use only a section of the display - and therefore these OSs are not WIMP either.

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RE[5]: Comment by Beerfloat
by phoenix on Mon 21st Jan 2013 17:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Beerfloat"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Except that they can. Samsung does it in Touchwiz on their latest devices running Android 4.x (2 apps running at once, each taking up half the display).

There are other apps for Android that allow you to do the same.

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