First, the small font used for the non-mainpage stories makes me read the story title as "Lesbian decides to adopt time-based release freezes".
Me too! My first thought was, "I guess the lesbians from the porn industry get used up so fast that they want updated versions every couple of weeks or so." Yeah, I could see where that would get annoying to the lesbian developers.
Never heard of any complaints about the "ribbon UI" before, but I'm sure if MS was changing it you'd be the first they'd notify.
You must have been deaf, blind and living in a cave for the last few years then. Everywhere on the web, from
My, the bitterness! Haven't met a woman who didn't demand the money up front in a while, huh?
What made this amusing enough to be worth replying to for me is how you proved the exactly opposite point in your rush to be an asshole. A poster who might be a female apparently does NOT get any special treatment around here, he or she gets immediate abuse just because they might be female. No special treatment or modding up in sight. Thank you very much for proving us women absolutely correct when we complain about the abusive, sexist hostility we receive on male-dominated sites like this.
Why not just post next time with "My opinion is worthless, please ignore me>" since it's obvious that your "stance" is about as strong as a peice of wet paper.
And your alternative? Oh yeah, we're back to protesting and working to change laws which has done absolutely no good whatsoever since the 60s. So what's your point? You don't seem to have one to have one.
EXACTLY. Since Win 98, I always customized Explorer to show most of the extra buttons on the toolbar, changed the folder options to suit me, etc. In Vista these options are gone. You see, in designing the Vista UI they just used the old Explorer defaults and threw away all the extras, figuring that nobody used them anyway. In other words, they designed for the inexperienced users who hadn't been using it very long, not an experienced user that knew they could choose which view they preferred for that directory, icons or what have you and could choose that with the press of a button. No, they had to spread that out over half of a toolbar so they'd be sure to see it.
This philosophy is how they redesigned the entire system so far as I can tell. I used Vista at work and yes, SP1 did improve it, but I still hated it. All the little simple tools I'd taken advantage of for years (e.g., in Explorer before Vista, just glance to the left to see how big a file is) were missing, it was slower than my XP box at home that had the same amount of RAM and actually a less powerful CPU (Superfetch is supposed to make frequently-used apps load faster, but that only sped them up to ALMOST XP-speed). Now, I expect that a newer, more powerful version of something to use more resources, but I expect something in return for that besides a prettier UI. I may not get transparency out of it, but I can patch the uxtheme.dll in XP, apply a theme or msstyle and it will look pretty good without it using up hundreds more megs in RAM. Vista just doesn't offer me anything that I actually need since I have XP and know how to use it.
I haven't tried 7, but at least from what I hear it does have two features that interest me: minimize other windows by shaking the one I'm using ("aero shake") and making items on the taskbar appear as icons instead of as an icon and a text description. But that probably still means giving up all those little extra tools I've used for years that I mentioned above, so I'm not sure that I want it yet. Most likely not, since I hear that the DRM is absolutely Draconian. The last thing I want is more DRM and I'm willing to go without rather than put up with that crap.
There must be some kinda way out of here...
Said the joker to the thief.
(Unfortunately, neither seems able to provide much help on FTL travel.)
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. -- Dr. Laurence J. Peter