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[5]: Comment by vtolkov
by ze_jerkface on Sun 9th Jun 2013 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by vtolkov"
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I'll make my position clear.

Linux is not the end-all-be-all solution and in fact the quasi-religious attitude that goes with that belief hampers adoption.

I believe that Linux would be further on the desktop if there was an honest annual assessment by the Linux community about its benefits and limitations. Trying to sell it as God's gift to computers has led to unrealistic expectations and complacency by developers that gloss over problem areas.

But it doesn't really matter at this point because Android will eventually supersede it in terms of functionality and desktop distros will be perceived as part of the past.

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