remixedcat, on 30 November 2012 - 10:57, said:
Wow. I kinda liked it then but I stuck to MSIE in that day.... I was running lower resolutions then and that UI wasted too much space (1024x768) so I used MSIE and preferred it. It looked nice at the time but it was too big for me.
I used the following media players longer then one month:
winamp, sonique, s2, SAP, winamp, k-jofol. wmp6.4,7,8,9,10,11,12, mediamonkey, jriver media jukebox and my fav is still media jukebox. even tho it hasnt had a version update in 2 years it's still awesome to me. I evne got a windows 8 metro looking skin for it so it blends in.
Yeah I usually had monitors that could handle 1280x1024 or higher. So for me the screen real estate was well used since it made it easier. I could just click a button and there was my e-mail. Another and I was viewing messages from friends and able to respond. Another and I could jump into a game on MSN Zone.
It's one of those things that it's a case where it was very different and that put a lot of people off of using it...sort of like Zune and now Windows 8. It's different than what they are used to...so they get upset and don't want to use it. The few folks that I could get to actually sit down and give it a shot for more than a week ended up loving it. Good old Mars... *sighs*
Quick piece of Trivia.
The reason the UI was named Mars was that it was originally intended to be a companion piece to Neptune...the OS project that was ended and sort of 'merged' into bits of Win9x and became Millennium.