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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the you-had-one-job-ONE-JOB dept.
stmuk writes:

"BGR reflects on recent comments by a Metro designer. 'Metro is a content consumption space,' Microsoft UX designer Jacob Miller explains, 'It is designed for casual users who only want to check Facebook, view some photos, and maybe post a selfie to Instagram. It's designed for your computer illiterate little sister, for grandpas who don't know how to use that computer dofangle thingy, and for mom who just wants to look up apple pie recipes. It's simple, clear, and does one thing (and only one thing) relatively easily. That is what Metro is. It is the antithesis of a power user.'"

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by tangomargarine on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:19PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @04:19PM (#2557)

    Firefox's next ugly "redesign" is approaching

    FTFY. I already have a list of settings to apply to unfuck my default Firefox install. If they finally hack out about:config, I'm gonna be pissed. (So far they seem to be the only sane ones that let you turn everything off.)

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  • (Score: 1) by Ghostgate on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:26AM

    by Ghostgate (1019) on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:26AM (#3078)
    If you are running Windows, I highly recommend Pale Moon [palemoon.org] if you are tired of the constant Firefox interface changes. I was even using the ESR versions of Firefox and still got tired of it. Pale Moon is a Windows-optimized version of Firefox that keeps more of the classic interface by default and strips out a lot of the bloat (like the social API garbage). It still includes all of the latest security updates, and all Firefox addons should work fine in Pale Moon as well. I switched to it in October and every addon that I've tried so far has worked perfectly.
    • (Score: 1) by tangomargarine on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:32PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:32PM (#3555)

      I'm not (Xubuntu), but thanks :)

      Do they have a Linux version of Fasterfox or Waterfox or something is the question then...

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