the UI isn't THAT bad, it's just a waste. they had years to work on a new one, and have all the resources to do something really amazing, but they were microsoft and made it incrementally different, probably to keep people from being scared away (or so they believe)neildmitchell said:That is baboon butt ugly! That can not be for real.
If that is the U.I. they will be using, it might cause more people to switch, just to get away from that U.I..
Hey! There are big differences other than the color change! The "My" is gone!cr2sh said:It's uh... grey now.
Why didn't they steal dashboard?
kwajo.com said:star ratings of photos?! amazing advancement! and that "redesigned" start menu is to DIE FOR!
XP's\ MSN's search toolbar is search as you type so I'm 99% sure this will be as well. Should be fast since its using MS's indexing service which has gotten better and better with each version of Windows since 2000.stridey said:Hey! There are big differences other than the color change! The "My" is gone!
Seriously though, if the search bar in the start menu is a) fast and b) restricted to apps it might actually be a useful feature. Windows Key + Type app name + enter equals fast launcher. Of course, that's assuming Vista's WinSpotlight has search as you type. Anybody care to confirm or deny?
SiliconAddict said:Actually it is. Being able to simple type in a few letters and clicking the results will be much faster then start -> Programs -> Atari -> Civ 3 -> Civ 3. Or at least for those who don't org this start menu it will be. I don't know. I definitely will be running the beta when it comes out to see if there is anything worthwhile to WV. Right now I'm not overly excited from the GUI standpoint. Desktop X \ Windowblinds \ a few custom addins can pretty much do everything I'm seeing in these screenshots so.... *shrugs*
Good point. Unless they break consistancy with the rest of the UI, that'll be VERY cluttered looking and hard to read. Hm...zakatov said:And I still have not seen a single screenshot of those transparent title bars when two or more windows are maximized (which is how 99% of all windows are used in Winblows)
Boy, you said it... I agree with Lord Blackadder that I'd like to see what's under the hood, but that GUI is nasty. It's bad enough the XP GUI feels like it was designed by a bipolar 6-year-old, but jeez, talk about not being able to find anything...neildmitchell said:PITOOWEEE!
Other than some of the searching stuff, and probably Palladium, I'd tend to guess "not much." In order to get the thing shipping by CQ4 2006, they've had to strip out just about everything that was going to make it a worthwhile upgrade.Lord Blackadder said:From a visual point of view, Vista looks like a minor re-skin, nothing more.
...But what's under the hood?
Yeah exactly, that was my first thought. Its the mirror image plus the colors are reversed.floyde said:Did anyone else notice that the magnifying glass icon on the search bar is exactly the same as finder's except the handle is tilted to the left?