Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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RE: Not really an issue
by cheemosabe on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 18:21 UTC in reply to "Not really an issue"
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Indeed, Microsoft has really made a dubious turn. From "stick every function conceivable in there" 180 towards "pretty stuff, show only stuff you need most of the time". Finally a move in a direction I appreciate but leaving behind too much usability. While I appreciate it (just the direction) I'm glad most people won't ;)

Apple still seems to me unsurpassed in providing the easiest to use interfaces, uncluttered. You can find everything where you'd expect.

Still a Linux user...

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