[quote=*Harry*;58500822]At home I use Win10 as I have no other choice for some reasons. In my job I am working with Linux; most times at command line level, for instance to analyze lots of protocol files, where is no need for hyper stylish fancy window boxes ... they do not say more than simple text lines. In other words - GUI solutions are nice but not the holy grail in any case. It is also my opinion, that devices like those VPs don't really need more than a simple text UI for administration.
Sure but at work I'm guessing you're using Firefox or Chrome and not Lynx as a web browser right? Just cause its bare bones doesn't mean its the best solution. I'm not saying it absolutely needs an updated UI, like I said it is functional but why stop at just functional?
Originally Posted by *Harry*
Of course ... RAM is cheap these days. However ... I don't think that Lumagen will change its decision, though. The VP UI is simple and effective, provides all what's needed and with absolutely no overhead of thousands of extra error-risky code lines.
There's a difference between looking simple and actually being simple for the end user. For instance if there is a menu item that simply says "input" vs a menu item that says "input" with a slide out text that tells you what input does, the latter option be more complex to implement but is simpler for the end user to understand. No one is asking for a 3D input system with anti aliasing , animated transitions with sound accompanying each selection, but a clean UI with a nice font would be a HUGE step forward. Also nowadays there is no need to write an interface from scratch, mature and stable libraries for open source UI solutions have been available for creating a simple modern interface without "thousands" of error prone lines of code for a while now.
Imagine there is a 1968 mustang fastback and a 1975 AMC pacer, for this example lets assume they cost and work identically as far as comfort, performance, reliability etc, all they differ is what they look like. The point of a car is to go from point A to point B and once you're inside the car you can't even look at it so technically the look shouldn't matter to anyone, But I'm betting 9 out of 10 people would take the mustang myself included (then again I've always wanted to be Bullitt
) . Looks are important regardless of what most of our mothers have told us.
I get the whole beauty is just skin deep cliche but in this case there is no reason we can't get the beauty and the brains with minimal overhead. From what I've seen madVR Envy seems to provide both which is one of the reasons I'm looking so forward to it. If like in the car example both the Lumagen and and madVR Envy were identical in everything but the UI, which do you think most people would get?