Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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Why?
by porcel on Sun 1st Jun 2008 16:52 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

Call me a cynic,but I understand fully why people give of their time to improve open source software as you are contributing to a common good (I am using the term good here in its economic sense). More importantly, one that nobody can take away, but why would any one freely give of their time to contribute to the bottom line of one of the world's largest companies?

Let Microsoft do its own homework. The day it releases its operating system under an open source license, I will be the first to line up to help.

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