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[4]: Comment by Luminair
by tomcat on Sat 19th May 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
tomcat
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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[6]: Comment by Luminair
by Delgarde on Mon 21st May 2012 00:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
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2008-08-19

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.


"Wrong" is the wrong word - it implies that one of the options is absolutely better than the other, in all possible circumstances.

In practice, they're probably making the change because they believe that, for the majority of their users, oranges will give a better experience. No doubt there will be some of those users who disagree, but well, if they can't cope, they can go buy apples... ;)

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