Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:10 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Graphics, User Interfaces "Though 'flat design' is a popular meme right now, there is something much, much deeper going on here at Microsoft. With my own lifelong passion for design I immersed myself in the community and got a front-row seat on a journey that has its roots as far back as the late '90s with Encarta's bold use of typography and clean interface. But it truly sprang to life in late 2010 with the launch of Windows Phone and in the last few weeks has advanced even further with Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. I started from the very place I bet you are right now - disbelief that Microsoft is leading the way on design." They really are. If Apple really goes all minimalist and digital (I dislike the term 'flat') with iOS, Microsoft will have taken over the baton. Crazy world indeed.
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RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov
by woegjiub on Sun 9th Jun 2013 01:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by vtolkov"
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GNU/Linux really is the solution, though.
You can do everything you could under the other OSes, and you can pick and chose how you want your system to look and behave.

It's also so insanely simple these days, a monkey would have no trouble with it. Even Arch, which has a reputation of being difficult, is simple and easy to use, so long as one can read and follow instructions.

If you like the old ways, I would suggest grabbing a KDE-based GNU/Linux (Kubuntu, OpenSUSE or Fedora if you like GUIs), and themeing it to your liking.

You get all possible features, the latest in security updates (It's more secure than OSX or windows), and more "power user" customizability than you ever had in windows.

N.B.: I consider "power users" to be plebians incapable of using a terminal properly due to loving their GUIs so much, so take that with a grain of salt.

Edited 2013-06-09 01:25 UTC

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