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  • Microsoft Watch

    @figuerres:  Agreed, that would be nice.  We're getting pretty close to this being a real possibility.  http://www.neowin.net/news/sony-unveils-the-future-of-screens-rollable-oled-displays

  • Microsoft Watch

    , figuerres wrote

    and have the phones get smaller screens ?

    have the trend go back to the days when the cool / in phones were really small ?

    I don't think so.  Then the phone becomes useless and you might as well build the phone into the cuff.  But that would make it heavier and fatter, and it would only be usable with one hand.

    I think most people would then opt to have this coexist with their phablet.  That way a larger screen is available if needed.

  • Microsoft Watch

    I kind of hope smart watches go in the direction of larger screens, sort of like the Rufus Cuff.

    Maybe with a curved display and thinner profile.

  • Worst name evar

    @magicalclick:  You need help.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    I didn't say you said you "vehemently disagreed". That was my observation of you in this thread and elsewhere in this forum. Seems to me you're using the strawman/troll facade to ignore my valid points. How convenient for you.

    I didn't say you said I said I "vehemently disagreed".  So :P

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    @magicalclick:  The Xbox One was announced at E3 2013 supporting disc-based games using its Blu-ray drive.  This is well documented all over the internet, so I don't get what you are trying to start.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , magicalclick wrote

    It is the same as how MS said we should all stay with Xbox360 if you want to play with disk.

    The Xbox One always had a disc option.  I don't know what you're talking about.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    @BitFlipper:  You started that whole discussion with

    , BitFlipper wrote

    I finally got around to installing W10 in a VM. First impression is that Metro still permeates the desktop so hopefully this gets fixed in later versions. If they stick with the flat fugly Metro theme then I guess Windows 12 will have to be the apology version.

    I didn't take that out of context.  You created the context.

    Anyway, I have no more comment on usability and I'm tired of this thread.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    Who said they were in the way? Microsoft tried the "content is king" approach with W8 and that didn't work so well. They've re-added chrome to Windows and to their own store apps to make things more discoverable and practical. They flattened and removed color from the iconography in Visual Studio and ended up retracting a lot of that. They made Office too bright and too "metro" and now you have the likes of Bill Gates himself that said Office needs a lot of work.

    I think we all want a modern looking OS and apps but Microsoft has shown it's willing to take it too far to the point where usability comes into question. That's the source of this concern that you so vehemently disagree with. IMO you need to stop looking at these concerns as a bad thing -- not as something that needs to be defended against but rather as something that helps keep Microsoft in check.

    And here you are arguing against a strawman and putting words into my mouth.  I never "vehemently disagreed" with these usability concerns.  In fact, just the opposite, I share them.

    I don't know why I even respond to you any more.  You are so obviously trolling.

  • Windows 10, first thoughts.

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    When you disagree with someone you (as well as a few others) tend to paint them into the most narrowest of corners. No one needs to be 100% right here. There's always a middle ground.

    Of course you would completely ignore the fact that I was very obviously trying to find the middle ground:

    I don't think we're really arguing against each other, but against orthogonal points.