Alan Dean

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Windows Apps New Look

Microsoft have updated the functionality, usability and look of those common, everyday Windows applications. This includes adding the Ribbon to Paint and WordPad:



Media Player gets what looks like a visual tweak (the Aero effects on the control bar are gone):

Media Player

Media Center appears unchanged at first glance:

Media Center

Control Panel gets a slight tweak, still following the (highly usable) Vista style:

Control Panel

I don't know if the PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) is included in the install because of the developer audience or if it will be included in the RTM bites, but here it is:

PowerShell ISE

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