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#1 Gerowen

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:31

So the images of Windows 1.0 sitting beside a Windows 8 screenshot are getting a little old. A guy in one of my G+ circles posted this just now though, and I had to share with you guys because this one is a little bit surprising at how similar they actually look.

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#2 D.J.P

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:34

Love it.
I'm so sick of the metro style propergrating itself to everywhere. Websites, Programs, Windows!.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 15:36

ahh the good ol days of metered internet, sign up now and get 1000 hours free!!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 15:55

Keyword: ANT

those were the days :p

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:08

This is like saying the following is equal, one is an amazing picture of Batman with a lot of detail. One is a quickly made drawing with no lighting and very basic colours but according to you they would look equally good on my desktop background.
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#6 thealexweb

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:10

This must be what Microsoft bought those patents off Aol for ;)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:11

AOL had live tiles?
Another BS from the internet here.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:17

And Windows 9 will be a brick wall background with graffiti titles 'sprayed' on it -- in keeping with the dumbing down of the USA, and the world. :wacko:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:30

ahh the good ol days of metered internet, sign up now and get 1000 hours free!!!!!

For most people it's still metered, instead of hours online you're limited to how much data you download/upload

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:36

This is like saying the following is equal, one is an amazing picture of Batman with a lot of detail. One is a quickly made drawing with no lighting and very basic colours but according to you they would look equally good on my desktop background.
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You're right AOL looks better!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:37

AOL had live tiles?
Another BS from the internet here.


Yeah, because live tiles are such a big step forward from gadgets!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:42

Love it.
I'm so sick of the metro style propergrating itself to everywhere. Websites, Programs, Windows!.


As a web designer, I love it. I'm so sick of making those "apple style" designs (faux leather, gradients, noise textures, etc.). Simplicity FTW.

#13 Jason Stillion

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:54

To me, Metro looks very similar to 2001 space odyssey computer interfaces.
The use of color's, blocks, and font especially.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 16:54

As a web designer, I love it. I'm so sick of making those "apple style" designs (faux leather, gradients, noise textures, etc.). Simplicity FTW.


I don't know if you agree, but I think Microsoft should also drop the background image overlays on the Start Screen. The first thing I did was switch it off, just a flat color background looks better. Even a evenly textured/patterned background would look better than the overlays.

#15 amnesiality

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 17:16

I don't know if you agree, but I think Microsoft should also drop the background image overlays on the Start Screen. The first thing I did was switch it off, just a flat color background looks better. Even a evenly textured/patterned background would look better than the overlays.


I'm not sure what you're talking about. You mean metro screen backgrounds with circles, curves, etc.? I'd like to see a black background without any patterns, just like in Windows Phone OS.

Edit: I mean black background for any of the color schemes. Right now, I'm using light gray, and I think there's not enough contrast between the background and grey tiles.



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