Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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It's funny but I didn't notice any of these little nitpicks about the App store app. But now that you mentioned it, I find that it is indeed a mess.

But comparing it to Microsoft cleaning up Vista and refining the UI with Windows 7 is just plain wrong, at least in my book.

Microsofts major thing for Windows 7 was to remove all the farging toolbar icons and replace it with plain text labels. UGLY. They then did the same thing with the Windows Live tools like Live mail, etc to remove all the pretty icons and replace it with plain text. UGLY! Well apparently MS has changed their minds because the new 2011 Live tools all have icons back on the toolbar.

So even MS can't figure out what it wants to do either. And yes I much prefer the icons and toolbar of Vista over Windows 7.

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