aleksl - 3:19 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
J_Rad, are you referring to my comment on dashboards?
Combined right, huge grid of icons is better.
Dashboard has its usefulness to, for instance for @ of unread email. The problem though is that with spam, and because most people who use email for work keep important emails unread (or so I see), that feature is effectively useless except for home users who get 2-3 emails a day.
The other is to see who's online when I am online, but any instant messenger is doing it perfectly, I don't want it to be embedded in OS.
Other than that, why do I need a dashboard? Enlighten me. To see latest pushed propaganda news article from CNN or Faux news? Why would I want weather to be integrated into OS? Why would I want Social Network integrated into OS, heck no, I want it OUT of my computer for privacy concerns, and only enabled as an option.
I'd say, keep the feature as a option and let user choose if they want to see it.