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#1 phoenix_abhi

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:19 AM

From Paul Thurrott's super site for windows

Microsoft's decision to finely tune every nook and cranny in its upcoming Windows 7 operating system in a bid to dramatically simplify the system. This work is valuable and necessary. But I'm worried that Microsoft is turning Windows into an OS that is far more like the Mac than previous Windows versions. And that's not necessarily a good thing. That's because Windows 7 is turning into something that is simple, but not easy.

An interesting read

#2 pm_41

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:43 AM

Very interesting...

I agree with the fact that the Windows UI hasn't really been changed much since the Windows 95 days. Sure, it looks better. But it reality it has the same functionality of the old taskbar. It just has some new bells & whistles.

However, if MS were to change it, users around the world would probably have to learn how to use a computer all over again.

That's the argument...

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:41 PM

I love this article.

"So with this release, the company is instead taking the decades-old, convoluted, and complicated Windows UI and giving it a spit shine."

This quote is a bit harsh, but I love what he's getting at, and I totally agree.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:05 PM

I could go on and on if I wanted, but I think you get the idea. Windows 7 basically takes Windows one step closer to the design aesthetic of the Mac, where form is valued over function. I'm not sure this is the right strategy. Simplicity, taken in isolation, may seem like a good idea. But I'm afraid that in Windows 7, Microsoft is sacrificing too much in its bid to be more like Apple. And it's the users of Windows who will pay the price.


I think we need MS to maintain its Windows way, not Mac or Linux.

If MS producing similarities to Mac or Linux, why we need a new OS from them? There are a sea of choices available

#5 Villain

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

going to read now.

#6 Villain

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

very interesting to read. he has some good points in the article, like how the way that the OS has not REALLY changes since the XEROX PARC days.

#7 Afzal

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:31 PM

yes, i want a mac i want a mac clone !! wohoo and that too from MS!! YES YES YES!!!!!!! :P

#8 Syzygy

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

yes, i want a mac i want a mac clone !! wohoo and that too from MS!! YES YES YES!!!!!!! :P


I hope that is sarcasm. :o

#9 CommonSense

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:02 AM

It's weird. MS changed (I mean location) around. I mean it really isn't a big deal to the user, but to developers it could be. But it's mostly for Personal Docs and such. It's a shame there trying to hard to compete with Apple, where, in my opinion, they don't need to compete at all.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:25 AM

I'm also anxious about the superbar like him. I would like a superbar, but i would separate or identify shortcuts from tasks. It will not comingle that good.

#11 G3ZZY

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 03:43 PM

It's seems like MS just can't get right no matter what they do, I mean they do it right but then it's not good enough or just wrong, they did very good on XP but really, when they are going to do something simple AND easy?

#12 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:01 PM

Hypocrites.

I remember the XP release
Here are what people said

"Its too slow!"
"Its just 2000 with some colour!"

Look at XP now, its a legendary OS.

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