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.

Thread beginning with comment 573845
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: powerful
by bassbeast on Fri 4th Oct 2013 06:25 UTC in reply to "powerful"
Member since:

Bingo! We have a winner! I have NO problem with an easy mode for the noobs, what has kept me away from every MSFT OS after Win 7 is that is all you get, if you need more? too bad, no soup for you! With Win 7 I can easily kill noob junk while keeping the good ideas like jumplists and breadcrumbs, win 8? the bling is all there is, it truly IS a Fisher Price OS.

I'll just leave this here, he lays it out better than I ever could. be sure to watch until the end when he has quotes from actual usability experts on the subject and if you want a good laugh? Click on his name and watch the follow up video where he actually filmed the first time he used Win 8 OOTB. Count how many times he says "no","stop" and "I don't want that".

I can tell you that I have used just about every OS out there, from win 3.x to BSD to the more offbeat like OS/2 and BeOS and that Win 8 is the first OS I ever felt was actually fighting against the user. if I didn't do what some "marketing guru" at MSFT thought I was supposed to, which from what I could gather is what I call "FB hits and tweeting twits for shits" social crap? Well then the OS was just gonna keep slapping me until I did what it wanted, not it doing what I wanted to do.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: powerful
by lucas_maximus on Fri 4th Oct 2013 19:38 in reply to "RE: powerful"
lucas_maximus Member since:

Sorry Win 8 actually got rid of a lot of the bling junk of 7 which I hated in the interface that was introduced with Vista.

I am not sure about the hot corners, but then again I am a keyboard shortcut junkie and can type pretty quickly on a clicky keyboard.

Reply Parent Score: 3