Vista design being forced on XP?

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    People who always move backwards and dislike shiney GUIs will always be marginalized in a small corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AloneInTheDark View Post
    People who always move backwards and dislike shiney GUIs will always be marginalized in a small corner.
    CLI rocks.

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    Plug Boards FTW, everythign else is irrelevant eye candy

    but seriously, there is a point where GUI becomes GEWWWWY. In the example shown before fully 2/3 of the screan is irrelevant crap. Maybe when our desktop is the size of our desks it wont be such a big deal, but honestly, they at least need to make this craptastic interface an option. Just one more reason for me to 'Skip Vista'.
    Last edited by abachler; 02-29-2008 at 10:35 AM.
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    It would help if MS didn't make it so taht in order to properly use it without the bloat users have to strip down everything that makes it bloated in order to use it efficiently. They are also sneaky about hiding things within their own gui in an unintuitive way. If anyone is railing for "futuristic" (term which is arguable as the future in the 60s looked like crap) use the ms ribbon control that they have in a program. Most horrid thing I've ever seen implemented in a program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AloneInTheDark View Post
    People who always move backwards and dislike shiney GUIs will always be marginalized in a small corner.
    Please explain how disliking "shiny" GUIS is moving backwards.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    If anyone is railing for "futuristic" (term which is arguable as the future in the 60s looked like crap)
    In honest defense of myself, I never really said that anything we've done so far is really that amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Please explain how disliking "shiny" GUIS is moving backwards.
    See, you're thinking in one dimension Mario. He's saying in order for something to really work, it has to look like it can work post Skynet Apocalypse.

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    Yes. But I would really love to know the opinion of this someone who bought "a real book".
    Last edited by Mario F.; 02-29-2008 at 02:33 PM.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Yes. But I would really love to know the opinion of this someone who bought "a real book".
    My opinion is that anything that tastes not entirely unlike tea is usually a good thing.

    And I hope the terminators win...
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    Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
    And now that you mention it, Vista is probably our first attempt at the Nutri-Matic. I can see it being owned by Microsoft.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    IMHO the command line is very good for certain things and can often do stuff faster than you can in a GUI. The downside is that it requires knowledge, without which you need to research and figure out what you are doing. Not something most people can be bothered to do. At the end of the day you can be thick as pigs hit and still figure out what to do in a GUI as long as you stare at the screen for long enough O_O

    Vista still sucks tho.

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    Alas the thread has dissolved into Douglas Adams references.

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    Shiny GUI is a relative word. For example, I like all the themes that defaultly come with GTK+ (Windows release). But I haven't seen any Vista theme that I like.

    So you can't say I don't like shiny GUI. I like light GUI, which doesn't stop it from being shiny.

    Btw, isn't XP classic theme shiny enough?
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    Alone in the Dark is a Vista fanboy with little evidence to support his outrageous claims that Vista is somehow better than XP. Most everything he has said in this thread and other threads just shows ignorance of what we are discussing. I guess he wants us to just accept Vista because it's the latest thing.

    I guess he is Alone in the Dark on this one eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    Alas the thread has dissolved into Douglas Adams references.
    It's better than what was there before.
    All the buzzt!
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