Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows Paul Allen, one of Microsoft's co-founders who left the company long ago, has posted on his blog about his experiences with Windows 8. He (surprise) likes it, but he does note a number of shortcomings and oddities - all of which are spot-on. However, he fails to address the core issue with Windows 8: it's forcing users to drill a small hole in the wall with a belt sander.
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no we haven't.
by jeffb on Sat 6th Oct 2012 03:27 UTC
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Haven't we learned by now that cramming a desktop interface onto a mobile device - and vice versa - is simply very bad GUI design?

No Microsoft's whole theory is ubiquitous computing that people don't want: phone interfaces, tablet interfaces, desktop interfaces, client / server interfaces and web interfaces. That this all needs to pull together and that software needs to migrate in natural ways from phone to tablet to desktop to server.

Step 1 is creating an OS
Step 2 is going to be getting hardware with both desktop and tablet capabilities on the market
Step 3 is getting applications

Windows 8 is designed to be a transitional system.

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