Usability and System Design Issues in Windows Vista; Linux Improves Usability, Evolves

Usability and System Design Issues in Windows Vista; Linux Improves Usability, Evolves

Post by mwatters_n » Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:22:06


The 5 sins of Vista

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| Number 1 - The new file browsing interface is broken
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| Number 2 - The new start menu sucks (Kind of)
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| Number 3 - Windows Networking is a mess
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| Number 4 - Windows Search Is Broken
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| Number 5 - Windows copying has not improved
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Linux seems to work harder on usability whilst Microsoft works on
maintaining
familiarity, however flawed the seminal Windows 3/95 design may be. See
below.


Related:

Season of Usability

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| Season of Usability 2006/2007 is part of a series of sponsored
| student projects to encourage students of usability, user-interface
| design, and interaction design to get involved with
| Free/Libre/Open-Source Software (FLOSS) projects.
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Here are some nice videos that demonstrate ongoing work on usability...

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| Below are videos that we have taken of user tests. Please consider
| when watching the videos, that they may touch on many parts of the
| desktop. For example, a test that deals with changing the background
| may involve Nautilus or GNOME Control Center. In other words, there
| is a lot to learn from these videos!
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