Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2006 12:44 UTC
Windows "After months of touting Vista's geekier side, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Wednesday highlighted features designed to convince the average consumer that they need the next version of Windows. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show, Gates showed new photo-editing tools and a revamped media player designed to improve the way that Windows tackles the types of media files that are most used by consumers. Gates also showed the improved remote-control experience that will be part of the Media Center edition of Vista." Be sure to check the video on Windows Vista, it's a lot better than that crappy one I put up a few days ago.
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Seems fast
by Zenja on Thu 5th Jan 2006 13:08 UTC
Zenja
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2005-07-06

Well, the video seems fast (obviously a demo rigged PC, probably everything running from RAM disk). Its amusing to hear the term inovation mentioned at least 8 times, for features which existed way back in 92, even on Windows 3.1. I especially giggled at the last part of the video, where he shows previews of all tabs. Me looks at "Window-Tile vertically" menu option in almost every MDI application, to see the exact same effect. he he.

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RE: Seems fast
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2006 13:37 in reply to "Seems fast"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Me looks at "Window-Tile vertically" menu option in almost every MDI application, to see the exact same effect. he he.

Can you mention a browser which does this?

Thought so.

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RE[2]: Seems fast
by Kroc on Thu 5th Jan 2006 13:44 in reply to "RE: Seems fast"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Opera

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RE[2]: Seems fast
by SEJeff on Thu 5th Jan 2006 17:12 in reply to "RE: Seems fast"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

Thom, I can mention a browser that does this... Install firefox 1.5 and then install the viamatic foxpose extension. Open up a dozen tabs and click the little icon in the bottom left for a Apple expose-ish effect.

You'de be surprised what some of the extensions in firefox can do

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RE[2]: Seems fast
by hjeff on Thu 5th Jan 2006 19:38 in reply to "RE: Seems fast"
hjeff Member since:
2006-01-05

OmniWeb

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RE: Seems fast
by Tyr. on Thu 5th Jan 2006 17:32 in reply to "Seems fast"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

I especially giggled at the last part of the video, where he shows previews of all tabs. Me looks at "Window-Tile vertically" menu option in almost every MDI application, to see the exact same effect. he he.

No kidding, meanwhile Apple users have had the Shiira browser for a while, which does Exposť-for-tabs ( http://hmdt-web.net/shiira/screenshot/en#tabExpose ) and page transition effects.

Edit: just saw someone already posted this link, that'll teach me to just skim the comments, sorry.

Edited 2006-01-05 17:47

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RE[2]: Seems fast
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2006 18:00 in reply to "RE: Seems fast"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

meanwhile Apple users have had the Shiira browser for a while

I bow to thee in gratefullness! You have just solved my MAJOR (err) pet peave with Safari in Tiger: the inability to remove the Google Search field! This browser allows me to ;) . Yes, I know, I have weird pet peeves.

Thank you for the link, I have just found my new standard browser. +1 to you!

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