Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:27 UTC
Windows Ah yes, Windows Explorer. One of the oldest parts of Windows, and yet, it's far from perfect. It's hated less than, say, the Finder (but that's no achievement), but most geeks I know aren't particularly fond of it either. For Windows 8, Microsoft is going to make the biggest change ever to Explorer's interface: it's getting the ribbon treatment.
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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Odwalla on Tue 30th Aug 2011 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
Odwalla
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Microsoft isn't doing science. They are creating a retail product. They are not following the scientific method. They don't have a control group and a test group. They don't have double-blind test cases. They gathered data on usage patterns of their current product and are attempting to improve their next product based on trends found within that data.

If your entire line of reasoning is predicated on you expecting Microsoft to be doing hard science on something like how random users interact with Windows Explorer then every single word you have written is worthless.

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