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Comment: This story is 800% bullshit (Score 3, Informative) 1124 1124

The quote verbatim from Mozilla's wiki (found here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Sprints/Windows_Theme_Revamp/Direction_and_Feedback)

"Starting with Vista, and continuing with Windows 7, the menubar is going away. To be replaced with things like the Windows Explorer contextual strip, or the Office Ribbon(now in Paint and Wordpad too). Many apps still retain the menubar as an option to be pinned or to be shown briefly by holding the Alt key...Firefox isn't the type of application that necessarily has contextual actions in the same way Windows Explorer does. So how to handle the functionality of the menubar if it is hidden?"

They are just using the ribbon as an example of an interface that has eliminated the menu bar. If you read further they have mockups of the 3.7 and 4.0 interface, it looks absolutely nothing like the ribbon.

Comment: Re:Huge problems (Score 1) 484 484

Yes because obviously I think asphalt/concrete only need to be rolled out, there's no way in hell I was just trying to avoid spending a paragraph explaining how asphalt/concrete roads are constructed. Fuck man, you'd think on Slashdot (as opposed to Digg or Reddit) one could avoid being straw man'd at every turn.

Comment: Huge problems (Score 0) 484 484

Pricing is supposed to be competitive with concrete and asphalt? You just roll that shit down and it dries. Glass road surface? What sort of grip are you going to get on that? How about in the rain? What about potholes? There are almost certainly going to be gaps between the panels. What will happen when water freezes between them? I can't even be optimistic about this, it just won't work.

Comment: Re:is the safest, most reliable OS we've ever buil (Score 1) 1010 1010

That's not the implication if his statement and you know it. Is Vista the safest OS of every single OS on the planet? Of course not. Does that change the impact of his statement one bit? Not at all. Look, I'm not one to take a random quote from a Microsoft exec at face value; in fact, I personally believe that nearly any mainstream Linux distro is going to be more secure (in practice) than any Vista system. But seriously, your response to this claim is, "but Vista isn't as secure as the NSA's classified operating systems." Is that a joke? You're clutching at straws for the sake of disproving a marketing quote, it's embarassing.

Since you like car analogies, I'll give you one: The SSC Ultimate Aero is the fastest car on the planet. Of course, there are rocket cars that travel much faster.

Comment: Re:Windows 7 (Score 3, Informative) 466 466

First off, I submitted this, my bad on forgetting to put in a name. The reason I can't use 7 is because the 1000HD graphics chipset doesn't support Aero, and using Vista/7 without Aero basically renders the OS useless (especially in the case of 7, where the vast majority of the new GUI features require Aero). I was trying to be concise in the submission so I didn't want to get off in a tangent about how pissed I am that Intel refuses to write WDDM drivers for the GMA 900.

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