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

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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RE: Get off my lawn
by Morgan on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 14:47 UTC in reply to "Get off my lawn"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

(not everyone is a fan of osx but you can't deny it's elegant and does not limit functionality the same way metro or this design does).


The great thing about OS X is that, for the things it does limit, it is very easy to implement using open software. OS X's BSD underpinnings make it a snap to port GNU/Linux software over. So, you get the elegance and ease of use alongside the power to get stuff done and use the old tools you're used to.

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RE[2]: Get off my lawn
by redshift on Fri 4th Oct 2013 00:32 in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

"(not everyone is a fan of osx but you can't deny it's elegant and does not limit functionality the same way metro or this design does).


The great thing about OS X is that, for the things it does limit, it is very easy to implement using open software. OS X's BSD underpinnings make it a snap to port GNU/Linux software over. So, you get the elegance and ease of use alongside the power to get stuff done and use the old tools you're used to.
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Yes... the next version (mavericks) does not appear to ruin what was good about it. Even on the current release they implemented the Launchpad in a way that power-users can ignore it easily, unlike launching apps win8. (I still don't get the appeal of that kind of full screen app launcher on a big screen)

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RE[2]: Get off my lawn
by lucas_maximus on Fri 4th Oct 2013 19:39 in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Except that it if relies on some parts of OSX being totally unixy ... well then it is a PITA.

I learn this less well when I was a Tiger/Leopard user.

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RE[3]: Get off my lawn
by Morgan on Fri 4th Oct 2013 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Get off my lawn"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, it can be. In fact I recently had a discussion from that point of view with someone on Hackaday.com; their claim was that Apple computers were the most hacker-friendly because OS X was "certified UNIX". I had to remind them that the hardware hasn't been hacker-friendly since Jobs came back demanded form over function back in the late 90s (killing off the legacy ports in the process), and that OS X's hybrid nature (BSD/Mach/Aqua) causes issues with some low level stuff on the software side.

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