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Comment: Re:Office 97 (Score 1) 130 130

I find it horrible too, basically because the interface is so fucking ugly, with three pale, bland colour schemes to choose from (blinding white, light grey and a slightly darker light grey). PLUS THE MENU ITEMS SHOUT AT YOU

If they made it nicer to look at and not so flat looking, I might be tempted to use it

Comment: Windows on top (Score 1) 159 159

It would be really nice if they took a leaf out of the *nix book and made it possible to keep programs on top. It's constantly annoying having things like notepad etc disappearing when you make the program behind it active, and you have to keep clicking on the taskbar to bring it back.

Comment: Re:Unwanted video on top of Australis mess? I'm ou (Score 2, Informative) 237 237

I think he's referring to that ice cream sandwich (That's what I call it) icon that is the settings...the three horizontal lines thing that the UX retards have replaced the wrench or gear icon with.

Comment: Re:It means more memory for great applications. (Score 1) 554 554

"Microsoft deserves full credit for keeping their system size and complexity down over the past few revs"
Um, have you seen the size of a win8 install? It weighs in at around 17Gb

By contrast I can still fit a newly released version of a Linux Distro onto a single CD, DVD or memory stick

Comment: Re:But, will they learn from their mistake? (Score 1) 681 681

Ah, but the difference is, they introduce new features, and remove the existing options. Under KDE, they introduced the same gimped start menu that win7 ships with. I hate it. BUT....KDE give users a choice to use the standard kde 'start' menu, if they wanted to. Why is a massive company like microsoft seemingly incabable of realising that users need and want choice and customisation in how they want to do things? seriously, how hard is it to leave the start menu alone, but give users the choice to enable/disable it? Why can't I resize the start screen tiles to exactly whaetver size I want? or colour them anyway I like, or theme them, or give them some depth, or change the shitty boring icons to something more skeuomorphic, and pleasing to the eye, so that I actually know what they mean?

For win7, I have to install a 3rd party tool like classic shell in order use the normal start menu.

For a long time, there was this thing in software design, where users could customise to their hearts content and make things look the way they wanted to; now it's all about removing choice and options, and 'It's this way or nothing' mentaility. It's really poor thinking. Office 2013...there are 3, yes 3 colour schemes...blinding white, light grey, slightly darker grey. It looks fucking awful!!! It looks like a rough and ready beta version, where they couldn't be arsed to make it look decent.

Big reason why we switched to linux and never looked back. I'm grateful to the developers for giving us the choice in how we want to make things look.

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