Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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Making a great first impression ...
by pica on Fri 10th Dec 2010 13:30 UTC
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... has become vital for the success of a desktop or handheld system. A shiny, polished surface helps selling a product. And most men -- myself included -- are mentally still kids. We like to play. We like gimmicks.

And Microsoft Windows is no more the only player on the field. Apple's OS X and iOS, Gnome or KDE based Linux distributions and Android grow stronger and stronger. As a result Microsoft is more and more forced to also exploit the "sex sells" argument.

Taking these assumptions a "high end" GUI for "high end" PCs makes sense to me.


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