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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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by tomcat on Sat 19th May 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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the point is they're basically saying everything the company has done is wrong. so either microsoft was always wrong, or the guys in command of the billion dollar behemoth today are wrong. these ideas are too opposed to both be right.

if you agree with that premise, you probably also agree that the people who turned microsoft into the billion dollar company weren't stupid. the people who inherited it are.

No, it's not "wrong". It's just an alternate way of doing things and, given what has been learned about the way that people mine information, it's less effective to encapsulate everything in nested hierarchies of control panels. Many people will disagree, though; thus, nobody can really say it's "wrong".

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