Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC

Manual window management is awful. Windows 8 ditched windows in favor of fullscreen apps. Traditional desktop window paradigms are powerful but obsolete.

Windows 9 unifies previous contrasting paradigms, taking design cues from all platforms and recent innovations.

Just an unofficial design concept, but damn, this is sexy. This is exactly what Windows needs - a combination of the old and new, leading to something seemingly far more usable than the monstrosity that is Metro in Windows 8.

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by MOS6510 on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 14:03 UTC
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I don't like it.

It seems like an non-intuitive interface made for less technical capable people.

What I mean by that is that it's seems to be made to be useable by anyone, mainly people that aren't good with computers, but it's too difficult for them to figure out. For power users it's a rather pointless effort.

The Metro stuff works fine on mobile phones and tablets, but not laptops and desktops.

Windows 8 is stable and it is faster than Windows 7 (in my personal experience). It's sad they didn't make Windows 8 a super Windows 7++. Make it faster, fix the stuff people complain about, add some cool new technology and ship it.

The "classic desktop" may be old and boring, but it works fine and everybody knows how it works.

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