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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RE[2]: In 2013...
by Neolander on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE: In 2013..."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Is Microsoft slowly reinventing the tiling window manager? The early 2000s called, they want their GUI concepts back.

Early 2000s, you say ? I can think of older examples, and from no other than...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Windows1.0.png

Edited 2013-03-24 18:31 UTC

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RE[3]: In 2013...
by panzi on Sun 24th Mar 2013 21:52 in reply to "RE[2]: In 2013..."
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Ok, didn't do my research there. Apparently there where tiling window managers since 1981/1982 (even before Windows 1). In the early 2000s there was a tiling window manager craze on Linux, though. At least I experienced it like that.

Anyway, it's not "good" or "bad". It just isn't something new. And I wonder if there is a reason that tiling window managers didn't caught on? Also I think overlapping windows are good for some things, tiling is probably good for something else. So a combination would be good.

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