Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 14:35 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As I already explained in the first Usability Terms article, consistency goes a long way in ensuring a pleasurable user experience in graphical user interfaces. While some user interfaces appear to be more graphically consistent than others, Windows has always appeared to be worse than most others - probably because it carries with it stuff that dates back to the 16bit era. IStartedSomething agrees with this, and started the Windows UI TaskForce.
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RE[6]: Why?
by MollyC on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

Well, MS creates proprietary software. As I said, I think proprietary software is bad, and it should go as soon as possible.


First, Microsoft also creates open source software.

Second, lots of companies create closed source software, not just Microsoft. Have you ever injected your OSS advocacy into threads about articles regarding non-Microsoft closed source software (thus, derailing the thread)? Didn't think so.

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RE[7]: Why?
by superstoned on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 18:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Not often. I do often use the example of Flash being evil (that's not MS but Adobe), and I also mention WordPerfect who did their share of nasty stuff trying to keep MS from kicking their asses back in the nineties. So it's just natural MS learned from their tricks and used the MS Word format to keep their dominance for a long time. And what about Apple and the tricks surrounding their iPods and iTunes?

I must confess I consider MS especially evil, but I also think it's just the way proprietary software business works.

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