Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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Back to the roots
by dimajix on Sat 18th Feb 2012 08:31 UTC
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Now the funny thing, which strikes me right now, is that Windows 8 with Metro gets back to the roots of Windows 1.0 - no overlapping Windows any more and a logo that is similar in simplicity.

Actually having some clever desktop with non-overlapping windows seems to be a good idea to me, as long as the available space is used. This reminds me of the old music trackers for DOS at around 1995 which also had some sort of non-overlapping windows, such that you always had the information available that you need for a specific task. I really liked that concept and would love to give it a try with a modern operating system.

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