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: Comment by vtolkov
by malxau on Sun 9th Jun 2013 05:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by vtolkov"
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Here is a question: what should we, old farts, do, if we dislike/hate that all-digital design?...What if I like background to be a little textured? It gives me a sense of comfort and a piece of mind?

Speaking personally, my home desktop boots to Linux by default, with a configurable window manager, currently FVWM.

If you're picky, something like this can be configured very exactly, and if you're less picky, it can be configured relatively simply to achieve your UI ends. You can also use largely generic configurations and be picky about the little things that matter a lot to you.

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