Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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kryogenix
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A matter of taste somewhat. I personally think MacOS's usability took a nosedive with OSX and never fully recovered.


To a degree I think you're right. MacOS Classic had a very simple, elegant, sensible UI.

I think they should have simply refined the initial pre-aqua MacOS X Server release. It was more Mac-like but still had the NeXT awesomeness under the hood.


Instability and cooperative multitasking aside, the UI just had so much work put into it before Jobs started making changes by fiat.


Some changes weren't so bad. I liked the addition of the NeXT-style dock. The interface decorations were terribly ugly until 10.5. They made it look like a child's toy but the underlying concepts were great.

Nobody was complaining about the MacOS GUI in those days, it was the crufty OS underneath we wanted gone.

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