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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One step backward, then two steps forward
by benali72 on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 14:50 UTC
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To me Windows 8 looks a lot like the Vista debacle. MS foists poor product on its captive user base... user base rebels... MS makes adjustments and comes up with something pretty good.

It's great, unless you're one of the poor suckers who lived through every painful step of the process. The lesson is obvious. Don't be an early adopter of MS products unless you're willing to put in a lot of effort on their behalf, not your own.

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