AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

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AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:26 pm

Did AOL get it right over 15 years ago ?
Did MS hire ex AOL UI designers ?

The similarity is just too striking to be a coincidence!

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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:31 pm

Bad UIs never die, they just get recycled by a new generation of UI designers who don't remember that it didn't work out particularly well the last time around.

(Essentially the tech version of "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it"...)
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:53 pm

IMO this looks more like apple's photo appImage
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:58 pm

Or pinterest
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:27 pm

just brew it! wrote:Bad UIs never die, they just get recycled by a new generation of UI designers who don't remember that it didn't work out particularly well the last time around.

Diplomacy42 wrote:IMO this looks more like apple's photo app

tfp wrote:Or pinterest

I rest my case. :wink:
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:52 pm

Sounds like a good April 1st layout for TR. :lol:
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:57 pm

Microsoft Bob.

I win.
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:12 am

Captain Ned wrote:Microsoft Bob.

I win.

You're not even on topic. Next we know you'll repeat how you use a Model M.


sschaem wrote:The similarity is just too striking to be a coincidence!

What I like about it the most is how the AOL window says "Kids Only".
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Re: AOL about to sue Microsoft over windows8 ?

Postposted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:13 am

Meadows wrote:
You're not even on topic. Next we know you'll repeat how you use a Model M.


I believe he's referring to "you've got mail"
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