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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slug71 View Post
    Windows 7 thats actually suppose to be Windows 8!

    3.1, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, .. I already count 7. WTF??

    Dumb fecks.
    3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista are all major releases - so if we counted windows 3.1 as the first one - shouldn't the new be called windows 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    It's the NT series.
    NT 4 was the first one available to the public, and then Win 2K was based on that, and then XP was NT 5, and Vista was NT 6.
    So Windows 7 = NT 7.
    Windows NT 3.1 was the first one available to public actually. Windows 2000 was actually NT 5, and Windows XP was NT 5.1 ...

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    There are many ways of looking at this.

    If you count major NT releases, this is the seventh (though its really 6.1 of the NT kernel, which is why its still going to be server 08)

    or the main stream

    Windows 1
    Windows 2
    Windows 3.x
    Windows 9x/ME
    Windows 2000/XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7

    or

    Everything since 3 (thats where it really kicked off)
    Windows 3
    Windows NT 3
    Windows 9x/Me > Not sure of this order
    Windows NT 4 >
    Windows 2000/XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7

    Really, it depends on what you consider a major release, and whether you're talking NT.

    I think the primary is the official word.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    Why does everybody have so much trouble with Windows versions. They're listed on each of the Wikipedia pages.

    Windows 1.0
    Windows 2.0
    Windows 3.0
    Windows 95 - 4.0
    Windows 98 - 4.1
    Windows ME - 4.9
    Windows 2000 - 5.0
    Windows XP - 5.1
    Windows Vista - 6.0
    Windows 7 - 6.1

    The thing that's really messed up isn't how they got 7, but the fact that 7 is going to be listed as version 6.1. They're doing it for compatibility reasons because software developers were too stupid and compiled binaries with strict version checking. They want Windows 7 to be as smooth as possible and not have any compatibility issues that were present in Vista when they bumped the major version number.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    To be honest, the first time I saw it, I thought it was some wierd KDE4 mockup. I think it's the clock that did it.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    i agree we should focus on bringing new things to the table! stop copying, be inventive.
    DELTA

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    All this talk of Win7 looking like KDE is silly. MS has been using taskbars before KDE was ever compiled.

    Here's Windows 1.0:



    Here's another screenshot:



    Here's Arthur OS of 1987 with true taskbar functionality:
    Last edited by haner; November 2nd, 2008 at 08:48 PM.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaprime View Post
    i agree we should focus on bringing new things to the table! stop copying, be inventive.
    Well, yes, of course, but all the features already exist. An were more or less original in compiz. I just want them to be put together in an attractive, intuitive, easy to use package. A Microsoft presenter said that their thumbnail hovering was the only window manager tool that previews windows at their real size and position. Obviously, he's banking on people not being familiar Compiz, because this feature is already there.

    So really, what we need is to use this as encouragement to take all these window management tools that are original and already in Compiz, make them more stable, and find ways for them to work together to make a better UI experience. (unfortunately, since I am not familiar enough with compiz' code, I probably couldn't implement these things myself) Remember, no matter what, if Linux can duplicate these features, then its already surpassed them because they are much more customizable, and Windows hasn't caught on to multiple desktops yet.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    It's not copying, it's convergent evolution.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    Quote Originally Posted by haner View Post
    All this talk of Win7 looking like KDE is silly. MS has been using taskbars before KDE was ever compiled.

    Here's Windows 1.0:



    Here's another screenshot:



    Here's Arthur OS of 1987 with true taskbar functionality:
    This speaks for itself I think http://mylro.org/forwindowsuser.jpg

    It's not about copying task bars because KDE4 uses the same way since day one, it's about the default look. KDE never looked like Windows because it always had icons big with the kmenu, which is exactly what Windows 7 looks like.
    Last edited by Half-Left; November 5th, 2008 at 03:38 PM.

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    Re: Let's copy Windows 7's UI!

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Left View Post
    This speaks for itself I think http://mylro.org/forwindowsuser.jpg
    I think that window preview widget actually originated in Window or MacOS X. Not sure which but I doubt it's ours.

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