Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 00:39 UTC
Windows It's 2am here (edit: I'm done writing, it's 2:38am now), and I really ought to be sleeping right about now, but for some stupid arbitrary reason, the D9 conference is held at honestly irresponsible hours for us Europeans (and we rock, damnit). So, here I am, MacBook Air on my lap, camomile tea (the Empress of Teas) in my cup, because Microsoft just had to show Windows 8's new interface for the first time at this ungodly hour. Oh, and they unveiled some more interesting stuff about Windows 8. Update: The videos from D9 are up. Mossberg talking to Steve Sinofsky, and the Windows 8 demonstration by Larson-Green.
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RE: New tile interface
by bouhko on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 04:05 UTC in reply to "New tile interface"
bouhko
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2010-06-24

I thought the exact same thing and that's really interesting.
I'm usually not a big fan of Microsoft, but I really like the graphic design of this new interface (I liked the Window Phone 7 design as well). It's just gorgeous and way better than OSX or anything I've seen on Linux.

I'm a bit more skeptical about the "works well with mouse" stuff. Doing drag and other touch-like gestures with a mouse is possible but painful, so I'd like to see what they'll come up with there.

So I would say it looks like a nice tablet UI to me. Not so sure if the whole tablet-desktop-same-os is a good idea though.

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