Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 13:03 UTC
Windows "An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online. Build 9364 has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of the new changes that Microsoft is building into its significant Windows 8 update. Leaked screenshots show that the company is bringing smaller Live Tile arrangements to its Start Screen, along with greater control over the color personalization options. Other improvements include a number of new options in the Windows 8-style settings screen. SkyDrive options are present, which appear to show greater integration and control over device back ups and files. There's also an app settings section that surfaces options to change default apps and information on app sizes." Very welcome improvements - but unless there's significant speed and performance improvements, this is all for naught. Update: Woah, a 50:50 split view! They are listening! Update 2: Steve Troughton-Smith details that the split can be any size, and that you can also split three and four applications.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:15 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

50:50 split size? wtf is this? is it just window tiling?
If so, then it's nothing new. In *Nix world we have many tiling window managers, like i3wm, awesome, etc.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Nelson on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:26 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its obviously new to Windows, which is the point of this article.

I wasn't aware, but do Windows people invade every Linux post and spam them with irrelevant garbage like this? I don't think anyone is claiming this to be new or revolutionary, just a welcome improvement.

But I get it, you got your snipe in.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Moredhas on Mon 25th Mar 2013 05:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Yes. Yes they do. Spend a bit of time on Slashdot, and you'll see as soon as someone utters the L word, everyone's favourite old chestnuts of FUD and slander come out.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Mon 25th Mar 2013 12:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

I don't know what "Windows", "Linux" people do. I'm not in their gangs. I don't believe in "fanboyism". I use many operating systems - both desktop and server ones, that's why I was shocked tiling is so "shocking" to some people.

And you, sir - you just get off me. I don't know you, yet you behave like you were knowing me.
Talk about the stuff that's in this article, and put personal arguments aside.

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