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Although my graphics card is a bit ow right now so I can't use my old monitor too, my new widescreen monitor is in along with the new build (5456) of Vista and damn its sexy. :)

Below are some screenshots of my system but be warned, with my screen as big as it is now, these pictures are huge. @.@





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Jul. 1st, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
The Save As... function is reserved only for my favourites. ;)
Jul. 1st, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
ehh o.o the icons are huge ("people have bigger monitors now, let's fill them up with less actual information!") and kinda.. fugly o.o what format are they though? they look vectory.

and in true microsoft style the highlights on the taskbar are bright enough to appear radioactive 8)

I'm also kinda torn on the alt-tab. windows in the back really get left out.

and office 20xx is more and more seeming like just a new and inventive way of cramming lots of stuff into a couple menus 8) I am aware that feature creep is becoming a problem in Office, but I don't think just rearranging the same buttons is going to help quite that much -- the double-spacing button has been on the Formatting toolbar for ages and many people still just hit Enter twice at the end of a line instead. (likewise, aligned tab stops have been around for quite a while, but a lot of people still just hit spacebar until the text is about where they want it.) people aren't going to click the buttons if they don't even know the buttons are there.
Jul. 1st, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Icons are huge by my choice. :) I can size any folder's icons independant of each other so my desktop ones are big. Icons are still raster based, but super large sizes use PNG to squeeze more in. Smaller sizes still use BMP format. The Amuse triple sphere and the purple globe were both made by me. :)

Also, that's not alt-tab (now called Flip). That's Winkey-tab (called Flip3D), lets you get a bigger preview of windows as alt-tab now looks like this and has smaller previews:

Office 2007 I have to say is very cool to use and I've shown to to my mum and her friends who all work in an office. ^_^ They all like the new look and basicly the problem isn't feature creep as there is always someone who uses one of these features. The problem is discoverability, trying to find all those features burried in menus which often make little sense or toolbars with buttons that you can't see what they do unless you hover. There is now one fixed location for every feature and as such its impossible to not find one of the 1200+ commands in Word. ;)
Jul. 1st, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
that's still a bit too busy for just alt-tabbing, but at least win-tab is actually something useful now o.o

any feature will be useful to SOMEONE or it wouldn't be a feature 8) that doesn't make it not feature creep!

and I don't think the problem is so much discoverability -- most of the features are in fairly logical places in every office suite I've used -- but that it doesn't occur to people that the features even exist. colorful toolbars isn't going to help if people don't think there's a double-space button to look for.

and I guess what really gets on my nerves is that all they did was rearrange the UI and add some color... and they're still going to charge people a couple hundred to upgrade o.o
Jul. 1st, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
There's alot more than that in the new version. The new graphics and style gallery tools for one. ;) The UI is just housekeeping.

Go download the beta though! Its free right now and legal. ^_^ I think its worth it.
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