Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:10 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Graphics, User Interfaces "Though 'flat design' is a popular meme right now, there is something much, much deeper going on here at Microsoft. With my own lifelong passion for design I immersed myself in the community and got a front-row seat on a journey that has its roots as far back as the late '90s with Encarta's bold use of typography and clean interface. But it truly sprang to life in late 2010 with the launch of Windows Phone and in the last few weeks has advanced even further with Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. I started from the very place I bet you are right now - disbelief that Microsoft is leading the way on design." They really are. If Apple really goes all minimalist and digital (I dislike the term 'flat') with iOS, Microsoft will have taken over the baton. Crazy world indeed.
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RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov
by Tuishimi on Sun 9th Jun 2013 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by vtolkov"
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Power users simply find a way to bend the OS to their needs. ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by vtolkov
by shotsman on Sun 9th Jun 2013 09:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by vtolkov"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Or give up and stop using it at all.
Just like I did with Windows. I got fed up with all the seemingly endless updates, AV using lots of CPU etc etc.
Windows became just too much of an effort.

So I moved all my personal use to OSX and have not regretted it at all.
Why not Linux, some will ask?
Two reasons.
Photoshop
Lightroom

I do use linux wherever possible and am running Fedora 19 Beta on a 5yr old MBP at the moment.

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RE[4]: Comment by vtolkov
by Tuishimi on Sun 9th Jun 2013 11:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by vtolkov"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

The irony there (to me) is that everytime there is a problem on my wife's macbook it is because she says "no" to all the update notifications and when I go to look at it I find half a dozen updates pending.

Happens with my kid's Windows machines as well.

No OS is "update free" these days as they all try to push out incremental updates.

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RE[4]: Comment by vtolkov
by bornagainenguin on Sun 9th Jun 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by vtolkov"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

So I moved all my personal use to OSX and have not regretted it at all.


How do you handle the death of Perian? As someone who just became the owner of a refurbished 2011 Macbook I'm finding myself quite disappointed that in order to fully make use of the built in Quicktime player I will now have to convert or remux most of my 2TB video collection to MP4 instead of just keeping it in the MKV format that I originally obtained it in. Subler looks like it will negate most of the pain once I figure out how to automate its conversion (thankfully most of my MKV collection is in h264 so remuxing is all I need to do in most cases) but still...

Of course I could just use Gnu\Linux applications like Mplayer or VLC instead, but I think once you start down that road you end up with less and less an Apple experience and might as well simply install a preferred brand of Linux on the device--in which case what was the point in paying the Apple premium just to run Linux?

In fact to bring this back 'round to on topic again, I wonder at which point does our need for customization detract from the promises and benefits of the platform we're supposed to be running?

--bornagainpenguin

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