Software should be functional and put stress on usability. Not fucking aesthetics.
I would greatly appreciate if Microsoft sticked with the Win2k graphical UI, gnome foundation sticked with gnome2 (instead we got the abomination called gnome3) and apple sticked with whatever was the homosexuals choice of the year at the time
>>52253648 I've dabbled with linux over the years and I was looking into trying it out again. Currently using windows 10. I've looked into >Ubuntu >Fedora >Opensuse >Mint and many others. Does anyone have a distro that is downright stable, runs just as quickly as windows 10, and will work with with and AMD laptop? I've tried AMD with linux many times before and it never ran very well. That was with Ubuntu 14.04 a while back.
Amd drivers are still beyond awful with linux. The open amd driver is no better. I've come to the conclusion if valve or some other big company doesn't fully get involved with the development of these drivers nothing will ever get better with them.
>>52253934 You will get nowhere near the same performance that you get with windows 10. This is coming from a linux user. AMD/ati has never worked with linux properly. You'll get slow loading applications, screen tearing, shit performance in general.
>>52253873 It's been proven aesthetics are a factor in usability. http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/CH01.pdf
>>52254117 Trends like flat design may pop up every 5 years or so but they usually hold some key that improve usability, legibility, or ease of understanding in the user. To say software shouldn't have aesthetics in mind is fucking retarded, people want to enjoy the things they use.
>>52254213 >Trends like flat design may pop up every 5 years or so but they usually hold some key that improve usability, legibility, or ease of understanding in the user. Yeah, especially in cases like Microsoft's metro, which improved literally EVERYONEs life didn't it?
Go fuck yourself you have no idea what you're talking about. Computer is a tool, you don't choose tools based on what they look that, but how useful they will be for you.
Making a screwdriver black with orange accents doesn't improve it's usability, legibility or ease of understanding. Making a fucking tractor silver with black stripes doesn't improve it's usability, legibility or ease of understanding.
>>52254342 No, Microsofts metro failed miserably. It also wasn't the be all and end all of the trend, it wasn't the beginning or the end of it. Flat design was a step away from over designed elements that were unnecessary, particularly on web interfaces. Trying to design an entire OS completely flat was flat out retarded, they are too complex in terms of hierarchy and the range of interaction/tasks the user is completing. Skeuomorphic properties in elements like gradients and other relations to real life are pretty helpful when the user is confronted with a lot of information, but that said who needs 32 big chunky buttons getting in the way? Nobody!
Obviously a screwdrivers colour won't effect it's ease of use, but I don't know much software that has literally one use, one way to use it, and has natural affordances that already make your brain know exactly how to hold the thing before you even know what it is. It has literally one focus.
I literally just linked a peer reviewed study that proves my point, and can provide plenty more. I just feel like you're a pretty angry person, with no interest in changing your opinions regardless of being proven wrong, just looking to get angry on the internet over something that you clearly don't know a lot about.
>>52254342 >Computer is a tool, you don't choose tools based on what they look that, but how useful they will be for you. Also: Yes, no shit. But it looking better, can make it easier to use, because your brain/eyes can scan the interface faster, and use the tool more efficiently, as such making is more useful for you.
>Making a screwdriver black with orange accents doesn't improve it's usability, legibility or ease of understanding. That's because color, legibility (are you fucking stupid) have nothing to do with how a fucking screwdriver or tractor works
The whole point of a computer is to distribute and consume information, now if that information is unorganized and inconsistent how the fuck can you expect to use your computer to get work done as efficiently as possible? Aesthetics improve workflow and ease of use for SOME tools (such as your computer) but not all tools (such as a screwdriver). Good design is what makes a tool efficient. Aesthetics is a part of, but not limited to, what makes up good design. Good design is imperative to the function of a tool.
Now quit being a fucking sperg lord and apply yourself.
>>52253934 Depends on how old that laptop is. If it has an HD4xxx GPU you're pretty much fucked as the drivers available for it either don't do 2D acceleration AT ALL, or don't work with newer Linux kernels. This may very well be the reason it never ran very well for you.
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