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Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:20 am
by ukimalefu
https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212 ... ew-comment

Microsoft is planning a “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows” that is designed to signal to users of the operating system that “Windows is BACK.” That’s according to a job listing posted by Microsoft recently, advertising for a software engineering role in the Windows Core User Experiences team:


Microsoft quietly removed references to this “sweeping visual rejuvenation” this morning, after several Windows enthusiasts spotted the job listing over the weekend. While Microsoft has been promising visual overhauls of Windows 10 for years, thanks to its Fluent Design system, rumors suggest the company is planning big user interface changes for Windows that will debut later this year.


Here's a leaked preview of the windows update beta:

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Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:54 am
by jkahless
Hopefully this means an actual ui overhaul, not just another layer of human waste on top of what they already have.

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Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:05 pm
by Pariah
jkahless wrote: Hopefully this means an actual ui overhaul, not just another layer of human waste on top of what they already have.

It really is a shambles when you get down into the system settings. With the resources MS has there is simply no excuse for having an OS as half baked as Win10 is.

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:30 pm
by Lombo
I feel lost when I have to service a windows 10 computer. So much cruft. Windows XP foreva :wink:

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Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 pm
by maurvir
Lombo wrote: I feel lost when I have to service a windows 10 computer. So much cruft. Windows XP foreva :wink:


If by "cruft" you mean "blatherskite", then sure. However, while Windows XP SP3 did represent the first decent OS Microsoft ever made, Windows 7 foreva.

Re: Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:05 pm
by avkills
No this is going to be layer 3. So you will have layer 1 which is the traditional style control settings, layer 2 is the current Windows 10 Settings. Layer 3 will be something they steal from someone else. Can't wait!

Re: Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:36 pm
by Pariah
avkills wrote: No this is going to be layer 3. So you will have layer 1 which is the traditional style control settings, layer 2 is the current Windows 10 Settings. Layer 3 will be something they steal from someone else. Can't wait!

I find it to be hilarious that the system setting application in Mint is far more polished and cohesive than the system settings in Win10.
MS just can't seem to get a grip on human friendly design.

Re: Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:50 am
by Metacell
No, I'm still not going to make Edge my default browser.

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:13 am
by ukimalefu

Re: Microsoft wants to say ‘Windows is BACK’

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:17 am
by Metacell
Oh...well that changes everything!

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:53 pm
by TOS
"don't call it a comeback, we've sucked hard for years!"

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Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:23 pm
by maurvir
TOS wrote: "don't call it a comeback, we've sucked hard for years!"


You know the old joke; The day Microsoft releases a product that doesn't suck will be the day they start selling vacuum cleaners.