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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Sexy != useful
by Loki_999 on Fri 4th Oct 2013 19:11 UTC
Loki_999
Member since:
2008-05-06

I recently switched from Win to Linux after a long time of dual-booting, faffing around, etc.

Always preferred Gnome so went with Cinnamon as a good variant. Then tried KDE.

KDE... so beautiful, so sexy. Yet I switched back to Cinnamon after one session.

Win 8.. .or 9... sorry, no way.

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RE: Sexy != useful
by aqd- on Sat 5th Oct 2013 05:55 in reply to "Sexy != useful"
aqd- Member since:
2009-02-16

I had a linux desktop with carefully-picked fonts and rendering tweaks, 3D cube desktop, mac-style menubar and custom themes and everything that make it so beautiful and sexy. My previous 2D composition-enabled desktop (by xfwm using RenderAccel) with full translucency of windows even predates Vista.


Years later I dumped it for the ugly windows, because I started to have to do nearly everything inside windows VM: delphi/.NET coding and even photoshopping for modding games. And since they ported every single applications and utilities from linux to windows, the transition was painful but successful in the end.


Sexy != useful.

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