Windows 8 Looks Like Old AOL?


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Gerowen

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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D.J.P

Love it.

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

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Xerino

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

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Timan

Keyword: ANT

those were the days :p

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Gaffney

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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thealexweb

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

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Anthonyd

AOL had live tiles?

Another BS from the internet here.

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Hum

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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Rudy

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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Guest glyfz

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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Guest glyfz

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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encarta

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.

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+Eternal Tempest

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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redfish

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.

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encarta

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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butilikethecookie

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.

Yeah why are non-metro app tiles the same color as the background? It is very annoying to me. People who have OCD are going to have a lot of fun with metro...

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redfish

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.

Yea I think the circles, curves, and so forth, look awful and distracting. I think they're putting it in for people who would complain that Metro was too "boring."

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HawkMan

You can chose to not have any circles or any oth that stuff in the metro background, just plain color...

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encarta

Yeah why are non-metro app tiles the same color as the background? It is very annoying to me. People who have OCD are going to have a lot of fun with metro...

New color schemes are coming, I don't think they'd just leave them like they are now.

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Yea I think the circles, curves, and so forth, look awful and distracting. I think they're putting it in for people who would complain that Metro was too "boring."

I have circles (the thin ones) and I think they're fine. But people are going to b*tch about metro being boring (like me, when I first tried W8), with or without backgrounds. The problem with W8 metro is, that it looks kind of toy-ish. I think they should give it a more "exclusive/expensive" look and feel. It's hard to explain, but I've that feeling when I was playing with Lumia 800. I don't know why, maybe I'm just weird. :)

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htcz

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.

If you think these two look alike, you seriously have problems.

AOL and Windows 8's design are horrible but they have nothing in common.

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redfish

You can chose to not have any circles or any oth that stuff in the metro background, just plain color...

Yea that doesn't change the fact that theyre awful imo, and the system defaults to them instead of defaulting to plain color...

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encarta

Yea that doesn't change the fact that theyre awful imo, and the system defaults to them instead of defaulting to plain color...

The last OS having a plain color by default was Win95, if I remember correctly (could be completely wrong though). Xp, Vista, 7, all of them had wallpapers by default. Don't like it? Change it, it's not such a big deal.

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redfish

The last OS having a plain color by default was Win95, if I remember correctly (could be completely wrong though). Xp, Vista, 7, all of them had wallpapers by default. Don't like it? Change it, it's not such a big deal.

Yea, I did change it. There are going to be a lot of people leaving it on the default and I just think its a bad decision to make that the default.

There are also more attractive ways to make the Start Screen less boring imo, if they wanted to do that.

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Rigby

If you think these two look alike, you seriously have problems.

AOL and Windows 8's design are horrible but they have nothing in common.

If you can't see the similarity it might be you with the problem.

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encarta

Yea, I did change it. There are going to be a lot of people leaving it on the default and I just think its a bad decision to make that the default.

There are also more attractive ways to make the Start Screen less boring imo, if they wanted to do that.

I'm not sure I understand you here. Like it? Leave it on. Hate it? Turn it off (or change to another one). Simple. Plus, you don't even know what kind of backgrounds will be available in the final version.

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