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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RE[2]: powerful
by phoenix on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE: powerful"
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Do you mean taskbar for managing apps?

Or toolbar for accessing features inside of apps?

If the former, you just described KDE4.

If the latter, sounds like you're the one person who actually likes how GIMP works. ;)

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RE[3]: powerful
by jgagnon on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:54 in reply to "RE[2]: powerful"
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I'm actually thinking of a mixture of both. I'm a daily user of KDE4 and it doesn't work like I described, though it is close in some respects. You can add icons to a panel, but you're at their mercy as to how they are displayed (with a few options available). You can add a folder view widget to your desktop but that is far bulkier than what I'd want, though it shares some of the features I mentioned. Consider me picky. :p

When I do need to do image manipulation I choose Gimp more often than not (it's free, fast enough, has more features than I can understand, and works on every platform I use).

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RE[3]: powerful
by sgtrock on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 16:26 in reply to "RE[2]: powerful"
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Sounds to me more like a combination of Win7 with the classic (read, Win2K) taskbar and XFCE than it does KDE4.

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RE[4]: powerful
by jgagnon on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 16:51 in reply to "RE[3]: powerful"
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I am a fan of XFCE and use it on my Raspbian installs (Raspberry Pi mostly)... I just can't get into to LXDE.

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