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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Comment by PieterGen
by PieterGen on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 15:32 UTC
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Manual window management is awful. Eh......that's why LarsWM says: "Managing windows is the Window Manager's job!"

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RE: Comment by PieterGen
by WereCatf on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:54 in reply to "Comment by PieterGen"
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LarsWM says: "Managing windows is the Window Manager's job!"

That's just plain rubbish, to be quite frank. There's no way for the WM to always know what your requirements are and therefore there's no way for a WM to always come up with an arrangement that's optimal for your current task. Automatic window management may be fine in general and for simplistic needs, but it sure ain't a silver bullet that's going to work in every single situation.

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RE[2]: Comment by PieterGen
by PieterGen on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by PieterGen"
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I agree, but it sounds cool, right? ;-) More seriously, having played with lots of window managers, such as openbox, jwm, dwm, i3wm, and desktop environments such as xfce, cinnamon, unity, gnome2 and gnome3, plus stock Android and Touchwiz, and of course various Windows versions, this Windows9 study looks nice but is in no way "different" in the sense that for instance 9WM is different.

I have to say, though, that the study looks nice and the site is well made!

Edited 2013-10-03 17:36 UTC

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