Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Mike Elgan at Cult of Mac: "It must surely be a sign of the impending apocalypse that Microsoft's operating systems have 'more taste' than Apple's. I'm referring, of course, to Apple's inexplicable use of skeuomorphic design in iOS and OS X apps, and contrasting that with Microsoft's stark avoidance of such cheesy gimmickry in the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interfaces. A skeuomorphic design in software is one that 'decorates' the interface with fake reality - say, analog knobs or torn paper. The problem is worse than it sounds." Won't come as a surprise to anyone that I wholeheartedly agree with this one. iOS and Mac OS X are ruined by an incredibly high Microsoft BOB factor. I have no idea how - or if - Apple will address this, or if the current downward spiral is going to continue.
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RE: Not really an issue
by cheemosabe on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 18:21 UTC in reply to "Not really an issue"
cheemosabe
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2009-11-29

Indeed, Microsoft has really made a dubious turn. From "stick every function conceivable in there" 180 towards "pretty stuff, show only stuff you need most of the time". Finally a move in a direction I appreciate but leaving behind too much usability. While I appreciate it (just the direction) I'm glad most people won't ;)

Apple still seems to me unsurpassed in providing the easiest to use interfaces, uncluttered. You can find everything where you'd expect.

Still a Linux user...

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RE[2]: Not really an issue
by zima on Fri 27th Jul 2012 19:57 in reply to "RE: Not really an issue"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple still seems to me unsurpassed in providing the easiest to use interfaces, uncluttered. You can find everything where you'd expect.

Except if you want to, for example, eject removable media...

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