Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:46 UTC
Apple "If you're eagerly awaiting Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro interface, due in late October, then you might be interested in obtaining it a little earlier for an iPhone or iPod Touch. Metroon, a Dreamboard theme for jailbroken iOS devices, does just that - providing a near-perfect replica of Microsoft's Metro interface." Up until 4-5 years ago, one of the most popular skinning activities was to make Windows look like Mac OS X. These days, people are putting loads of effort into bringing Metro to iOS (or Android). Subtle, but telling, shift. A few weeks ago, I upgraded my dad's iMac to Lion. His first response when opening the Address Book: "god that's tacky. Yuck!" The sooner this anachronistic skeuomorphism dies, the better.
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RE[2]: Slightly off topic
by bloodline on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Slightly off topic"
bloodline
Member since:
2008-07-28

Does designing (NOT coding, Tess is doing the real work) the next version of OSNews count?


I guess a bit, yeah... But I was thinking more about a general purpose Operatig system UI...

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RE[3]: Slightly off topic
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 16:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Slightly off topic"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I have lots of ideas, but zero coding skills, and after my own company, OSNews, and my social life, there's about 3.4 seconds left per day :/.

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RE[4]: Slightly off topic
by ilovebeer on Thu 12th Jul 2012 17:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Slightly off topic"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

I have lots of ideas, but zero coding skills, and after my own company, OSNews, and my social life, there's about 3.4 seconds left per day :/.

In other words, not motivated just like 99% of us.

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