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[2]: Not really an issue
by zima on Sun 29th Jul 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Not really an issue"
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It's not about sexy, more about usable - and Ribbon was a great improvement in that regard, also greatly streamlining things; it's much cleaner than pretty much anything else of comparable capabilities (initially opposed largely just because of the usual in people resistance to change), so you kinda couldn't be further from the truth... And overall, Win UI is one of more consistent ones for the past 17 years, since Win95.
(but then, with you it seems that aiming at groupthink is usual / "oh I will just yell at MS a bit" - and the amount of OSS circle-jerking here can be sometimes suffocating)

Edited 2012-07-30 00:03 UTC

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