Ugh, New Windows OS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Eckslusive, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

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    UGH, gross, The next Windows OS has leaked out and theres a screenshot of it.
    And let me tell you, way to try and be aqua, BUT NOT.
    They are trying really hard to keep up with Apple. <in my opinion>
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So? Where's the screen shot?

    You can't come in here and tell us this and not let us see ;)

    D
     
  3. Eckslusive thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, its no big deal, it still looks like a pc :D

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  5. dricci macrumors 6502a

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    OMG that has got to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen! Is their idea of innovation changing the background and toolbar icon buttons?

    Ugly UI + Spyware/DRM = Microsoft Innovation(tm)
     
  6. Skurn macrumors newbie

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    Seems like they're continuing the trend of byting Mac OS's. It looks like the interface is aqua inspired but they didn't quite make it :D
    The screenshot seems very messy and unorganized. Maybe thats the main reason of why they're implementing this file-finding thing (read article).
     
  7. iJon macrumors 604

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    haha i love reading the user comments on windows stuff. go read them some time, such a great laugh.

    iJon
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    This is VERY old news, screen shots of 'longhorn' have been around for months, even here at MacRumors. :rolleyes: There's even a leaked alpha build around, I installed it on a spare laptop at work...and let me tell u..it was SH*T! Much worse than XP, that bar on the right that is supposed to have the clock and slideshows etc is a joke!
     
  9. howard macrumors 68020

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    wonder if it runs as bad as it looks...probably. i'm sure microsoft will screw something up with this new files system.
     
  10. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    UGLY!

    THAT THING THT THEY CALL AN OS IS THE UGLIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!
     
  11. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Where are few good places to do that? I want to laugh at them too.:D
     
  12. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    Re: UGLY!


    hahahahaha....YES but dont you remember how most of you (not you personaly bennetsaysargh) HATED aqua? :D non stop complaining about how apple screwed themselves :D.

    now all i hear (mostly) is how beautiful the aqua os is. people are sooo quick to judge.
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Now now, is that fair? Complaining about a leaked alpha version? To give it a fair chance, you should wait for a formally released version, THEN point out how awful it is.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Of course I realise this, I'm just saying that currently it is the biggest pile of poo I have ever seen, and XP is far better. The bar thing on the right is a real waste of time, and a resource hog...but you can turn it off :)
     
  15. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    What it looks like is interesting, what it DOES is astoundingly troubling.
    See
    http://homepage.mac.com/leskern

    SHARED FILES/MAC FACTS/futureofMS.doc

    This has been anounced, and therefore no rumor.
     
  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Is this ugly looking piece of sh*t-GUI still called Luna? And is it now enhanced with Luna Extreme?
    And is the new M$ internet browser called Zoo?
    And.... best of all XPLife!

    I had installed Winsucks XP beta just after I had installed OS X (Public beta, or 10.0.. can't remember), and the first thing I thought was how similar they look.... after that I heard the name "Luna"..... Then I even noticed same login pics.... Then I turned off the PC.
     
  17. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >OMG that has got to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen! Is their idea of innovation changing the background and toolbar icon buttons? (dricci)

    >THAT THING THT THEY CALL AN OS IS THE UGLIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!! (bennetsaysargh)

    >Is this ugly looking piece of sh*t-GUI still called Luna? (MacsRgr8)

    I don't understand how you three (as well as a few others in this thread alone) can express such negative comments about the only Longhorn screenshot within the link. The photo is too small to pick out detail, AND the photo has a poor resolution, period.

    >The screenshot seems very messy and unorganized. Maybe thats the main reason of why they're implementing this file-finding thing (read article). (Skurn)

    Until I see a much more detailed photo of Longhorn (even if it's 1MB I would rather give an opinion of the Longhorn interface through that over some <100KB crap photo) I don't feel any biased opinion of the interface is justified.

    Of course, if these are the only types of photos Microsoft send out, I won't have to worry about expensive dial-up bills. :)
     
  18. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Don't take it too seriously.
    To be honest, I only looked at the pic for about 3 seconds, and decided that it looked alot like the current XP-GUI (Luna).
    I use it sometimes (as little as possible) and it's so ugly, that I change the appearance back to "Wincrap Classic". That I do mean.
    Besides, it's fun having a go at M$ at every opportunity! :)
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    KC, if you want hi-res pics search the forum, they have been posted before in other threads.
     
  20. MorganX macrumors 6502a

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    It is Luna. That's the problem. Microsoft wants to maintain it's branding and won't take many risks with the UI.

    I don't think it's that ugly, the screenshot is cluttered. It is very functional but it's not Aqua.

    Microsoft is saying that the UI has change dramatically and has not been implemented yet. I kind of doubt it. GDI+ has been around since Windows 2k and the entire UI can be hardware accelerated. Microsoft does not want to drastically change the UI, and that's boring.
     
  21. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    its like I always tell me PC using friends,

    "hey why don't you just copy something from someone smarter who has been doing it for 5 years, copy it and then call it new and innovative" :D
     
  22. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    You know what is so funny...

    People on here are always complaining about the GUI speed of OSX, go and read their comments about how dissapointed PC users are at the GUI speed of XP on 2.2 Ghz processors. Sounds like it lags bad according to many users. The Longhorn is suppose to be more bloated so I suppose you will need at least a 2.5Ghz P4 to even run it.

    I don't know however the only PC's I use are old Pentium Pro 200's with Windows 98 in my classroom and let me tell you, they make my iMac DV feel like a racehorse running OSX!
     
  23. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    i have a 1.4ghz Athlon XP 1600 running XP Pro and the OS flies - when i'm only using 1 app! It can't cope with is running illustrator, photoshop, dreaweaver, outlook, winamp simultaneously (even with 784MBs RAM).

    My G3 800 iBook runs OS X well, not perfectly, but well. BUT it can cope with multitasking heavy apps. These Dell pc's vs G4 tests are pretty inaccurate i guess as they don't count for multitasking.
     
  24. iJon macrumors 604

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    go to cnet.com search for any windows thing and click on it. you should see somewhere on the page user comments. windows is usually in the 50/50 range and mac products are usually in the 80/20 range.

    iJon
     

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