Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC
Windows

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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MadRat
Member since:
2006-02-17

Don't be a dumbass, Win98se doesn't run most of today's software.

He's talking UI.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You can get it working quite easily ...

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't be a dumbass, Win98se doesn't run most of today's software.


It can do a lot more than you'd think. I keep an ancient PIII laptop with 64MB of RAM around for running BeOS, and I have 98SE on another hard drive for it. It can run most open source programs that don't require 64 bit hardware or hundreds of megabytes of RAM, certainly enough to get along these days. It doesn't have built in WiFi but I have a USB WiFi adapter that came with drivers covering the full range of Windows from 95 through 8.

Basically, as long as I don't visit content-heavy websites or try to do 3D work with it, it's perfectly fine as a light working machine.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

I would tend to agree, except that security is really dodgy on older versions of Windows. Given the state of the security arms race, I would not feel comfortable e.g. making commits to a software development repo from Win2k or XP. Even light use would be a hazard, seeing as some script kiddy could be using your computer to host stuff.

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