Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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RE: The Mobile Craze
by dragossh on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 19:17 UTC in reply to "The Mobile Craze"
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We need mobile OSes on our desktops because in these UIs people can have revolutionary new features like task managers, customizability and flashy effects. And re-adding features that were already functional and present in older versions, but because it's a mobile UI it's now BRAND NEW! Basically, it boils down to the fact that desktop OSes are pretty much mature and Microsoft/Apple need to justify the pricetag, and GNOME likes to think they are design experts because they read some usability studies that don't account for user preference and how users in the real world work. IMHO.

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