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]: Get off my lawn
by redshift on Fri 4th Oct 2013 00:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Get off my lawn"
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"(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.

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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