Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First Look at Windows 7’s User Interface

Peter Bright:

At PDC today, Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 7. Until now, the company has been uncharacteristically secretive about its new OS; over the past few months, Microsoft has let on that the taskbar will undergo a number of changes, and that many bundled applications would be unbundled and shipped with Windows Live instead. There have also been occasional screenshots of some of the new applets like Calculator and Paint. Now that the covers are finally off, the scale of the new OS becomes clear. The user interface has undergone the most radical overhaul and update since the introduction of Windows 95 thirteen years ago.

The taskbar is now much more like the Mac OS X Dock, and Explorer’s sidebar is more like the Finder’s.

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That was my first reaction as well, it looks a lot like the dock and finder.

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