Windows 10 - OUT NOW

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Yes, from Windows 8.
26
36%
Yes, from Windows 7.
31
42%
Yes, from Windows Vista.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows XP.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 2000/ME.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 98...I've been in a coma & have only just awoken.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm buying a whole new computer.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm swapping over from a Mac.
0
No votes
No.
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Fri May 03, 2019 1:13 pm

Rounded corners are back! Also coming to the next Xbox.

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Microsoft is making a minor design change to future versions of Windows, with rounded corners returning to their operating system later in 2019.

The latest screenshot from Zac Bowden, Senior Editor of Windows Central, also reveals the new-look Search app.

This new look won’t just be coming to Windows 10, with Bowden revealing that “The rounded corners are coming to 'Fluent Design'. You'll see it all over Windows, Xbox, Office, and other products in the coming months/years.”

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 am

Really liking the look of the new (default?) light theme with the light grey task bar and start menu, reminds me of the Windows 95 days :)

https://blogs.windows.com/uploads/mswbp ... 18e198.png

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 11:23 am

The Windows 95 Start menu is genuinely better

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:The Windows 95 Start menu is genuinely better


I do miss being able to navigate quickly using the sub-menus.

Visually, I think Windows 95 has aged better that XP, Vista and 7.

The glossy skeuomorphic look is hideous now where as 95 holds up well.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 pm

I turned off that transparency effect like, immediately. So ugly

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Jenuall » Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm

I didn't mind the transparency, although it did always feel a bit pointless.

Some of the recent stuff coming out about Windows 10 does sound exciting though. The new Windows Terminal sound excellent, an area that has been needing attention for about 20 years. PowerShell was always a half arsed effort that really should have been ditched a long time ago! Bundling a full Linux kernel into the OS is a great move as well.

I always preferred a Linux environment for dev work but it has been getting annoying to try and maintain both Windows and Linux systems for a while now - I don't have the time to juggle and customise each one to my liking as much as I used to. Some of this is making me think that I'll be able to do most of what I want just with Windows going forward which is excellent news!

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Tue May 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Operating systems should be visually neutral, they should sit well with any environment and theme.

MacOS went through the same trajectory, starting off nice, minimalist and clean, going through an ugly glossy phase in the mid-00s, then returning back to its roots.

2001 :)
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2014 :)
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by OrangeRKN » Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm

Can't stand the brushed metal look. The dock is certainly better than the 2007 attempt, but there are still too many gradients and rounded edges for me. Give me flat colours and sharp lines every day of the week.

EDIT: Oh you changed the picture lol

Yeah it's a lot better, much more flat

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Jenuall » Tue May 07, 2019 2:29 pm

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