Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2012 21:54 UTC
Windows A long - very long - blog post justifying all the ideas and choices behind Windows 8. We've all been here before, but it's nice to have it all summed up once again for easy reference in case we hit another yes/no debate on Windows 8 and keyboard and mouse. Anywho, the most interesting bit is that Microsoft has updated the theme of the traditional desktop, flattening it to achieve a very nice look.
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by Luminair on Fri 18th May 2012 23:01 UTC
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"Just as yesterday's static highway signs telling you what you already know are being replaced by active and customizable message boards with road conditions, traffic alerts, and flexible lane usage, your PC should convey information that is current and up-to-date. Icons are yesterday’s way of representing apps."

apparently apple really does have the patent on making icons dynamic. either that or microsoft hasnt been able to figure out how to improve desktop icons, right? because they're the same they've always been, and here is sinofsky complaining about them. I'm starting to get angry thom, dont let me read any more

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