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Windows 7: More people downloaded Office than Windows

21 Jun 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

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Well it's not just about real estate on the screen, it's also a PITA from a support perspective. Some of us are not just users, but support personnel as well and every time M$ decrees an interface outdated and changes it, we all have to go through training and switch gears every time a customer with this version versus that version calls.

I don't really see how it's any more intuitive than the old menus, unless you count making the icons and wording bigger as intuitive. As far as 2010 goes, I think that we're just going a little overboard with tabbed interfaces these days. Many of my customers get confused and don't realize they are just on the wrong tab.

I don't know, I guess I'm on the fence about it. I'm all for updating the look and feel of software, but radical changes don't always equal greater productivity.
Agreed, but pretty much every piece of software out there is showing that UI elements like tabs are the way of the future (or at least the next decade ). People will get used to it eventually, cause MS is not going to go back to the old design techniques, and can you imagine the outrage if they did that after everyone learned the new stuff?
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21 Jun 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

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Would love someone to explain to me why everyone hates the ribbon. I love it, everything is so much easier for me to find.
1). It takes up screen real estate space

2). Previously it wasn't very customizable.

I've gotten used to it, but find that I generally have difficulty finding things even though it's been on my work laptop now for over 1.5 years.
+1 I concur.
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