Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th May 2012 21:54 UTC
Windows A long - very long - blog post justifying all the ideas and choices behind Windows 8. We've all been here before, but it's nice to have it all summed up once again for easy reference in case we hit another yes/no debate on Windows 8 and keyboard and mouse. Anywho, the most interesting bit is that Microsoft has updated the theme of the traditional desktop, flattening it to achieve a very nice look.
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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 19th May 2012 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair
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2007-03-30

the point is they're basically saying everything the company has done is wrong. so either microsoft was always wrong, or the guys in command of the billion dollar behemoth today are wrong. these ideas are too opposed to both be right.

if you agree with that premise, you probably also agree that the people who turned microsoft into the billion dollar company weren't stupid. the people who inherited it are.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by tomcat on Sat 19th May 2012 23:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-01-06

the point is they're basically saying everything the company has done is wrong. so either microsoft was always wrong, or the guys in command of the billion dollar behemoth today are wrong. these ideas are too opposed to both be right.

if you agree with that premise, you probably also agree that the people who turned microsoft into the billion dollar company weren't stupid. the people who inherited it are.


No, it's not "wrong". It's just an alternate way of doing things and, given what has been learned about the way that people mine information, it's less effective to encapsulate everything in nested hierarchies of control panels. Many people will disagree, though; thus, nobody can really say it's "wrong".

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 19th May 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

nobody can really say it's "wrong".


these people from microsoft can and do and have. are you sure you're read up on this topic?

actually, this should be obvious without any research. replacing a billion dollar apple with an orange implies they think the apple is wrong. unless your opinion is they think both are equally good and they're switching to the orange for fun.

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by MollyC on Sun 20th May 2012 16:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-07-04

I see.
WereCratf gave you more credit than you deserved. Your "point" was just as inane as I suspected.

Did it ever cross your mind that people use their computing devices differently than they used to? People don't fiddle with their computer settings as much anymore. I can't remember the last time I opened the Control Panel or System Prefs on my computers (Windows and Mac), let alone manually altering registry or preference files, and I'm technically knowledgable enough to know what I'm doing; a common user would have even less desire to muck with that stuff.

Heck, back in the day of the Commodore 64, Atari 400/800, TRS-80, TI-whatever, and Apple II, a significant percentage of computer owners actually wrote their own programs. There was even a magazine called "Compute!" that had source code listings for programs written in the various BASIC languages that came with each kind of computer that computer owners would type in and run. Switch to 2012: "Compute!" magazine is long gone and what percentage of computer owners in 2012 actually type in their own programs? 0.001%? Lower?

Times change. Microsoft understands that. You don't.

Edited 2012-05-20 16:45 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 20th May 2012 20:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

new-microsoft contradicts old-microsoft. not an inane observation. and nothing to do with my opinion of metro.

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