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(ZDNet)   Windows 8: a design disaster   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, error messages, Windows Explorer, Start Menu, disasters, tool-bars, Windows Phones  
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10947 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Jun 2012 at 9:49 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-17 01:22:11 AM  
2 votes:
My prediction is they will release a tablet that is more powerful than the iPad and significantly cheaper. Sure, the OS might not jerk you off like the iOS does, but people will buy it anyways because it's cheaper. With time Apple will be crushed back into obscurity like it was in the 90s. Then, sometime in 2028, they will reanimate Steve Job's corpse and he will head up the third coming of Apple by innovating other people's products in shiny new boxes and marketing them with quirky commercials and catchy songs.
2012-06-16 11:23:34 PM  
2 votes:

Charles_Nelson_Reilly: gingerjet: Consistency and predictability are hallmarks of interface design and Microsoft has basically thrown all that out the window with these idiotic designs.

This, this, this! Microsoft will not be happy until the OS and Office completely randomize their UI every time the machine is started you look away from the screen.

Don't underestimate them.
2012-06-17 10:59:35 PM  
1 vote:
Execrable? He really had to stoop to the "e" word?

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2012-06-17 09:51:46 AM  
1 vote:

SkunkWerks: Doc Daneeka: I hate a cluttered desktop.

I'm on OS X, but I try to keep my desktop clear of everything except perhaps what I am immediately working on.

I cringe a little whenever I see someone's computer desktop with hundreds of files on it. How can anyone work like that?

If a cluttered desktop signifies a cluttered mind, what does an empty desktop signify?

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Clarity of mind.
2012-06-17 01:53:57 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.

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The banjo becomes angry at midnight.
2012-06-17 01:42:59 AM  
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deadguyinc: FormlessOne: Read this slowly. The Metro interface is not required for desktops. You can turn it off.

Every time Windows 8 comes up, all you hear is "I don't want to use an interface styled for mobiles on my desktop, and that's why Windows 8 is gonna suck." See, the thing is, you don't have to use it. Metro is an option. The non-Metro desktop for Windows 8 looks remarkably similar to Windows 7, with some improvements.

No, you can't. There are no built-in options to turn off Metro and Microsoft is doing everything they can to make sure hacks to turn it off and/or return the old Start button will not be possible in the final release. Know what you're talking about before you reply like you know what you're talking about.

Good lord. I can't believe how much biatching there is over the refactoring of the start button, which most people have quit using in favor of the Win7 taskbar.

How freakin' hard is this: Windows key, W key, O key, Enter. That's what it takes to launch word in Windows 8.

I will grant you, digging around with a mouse in the Start Screen takes a bit of patience, but then, so does digging through nested folders in the Start Menu.

/Disclaimer: I am a Microsoft employee, but my opinions are my own and do not represent those of Microsoft.
2012-06-17 12:11:34 AM  
1 vote:

Archimedes' Principal: Windows 8 was expected to suck. It's the next version after a successful one.

/ Windows8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, etc.

You want to know why? Because Microsoft thinks they should be a market leader and direct their clients "forward". And they absolutely farking SUCK at it. They have the aesthetic and functional intuition of a black velvet oil painting. So after every disaster they have to give their clients what they're braying for with pitchforks at the ready.
2012-06-17 12:08:23 AM  
1 vote:
Ha, they said that about Zune too and look how well Zune died.
2012-06-16 10:26:54 PM  
1 vote:
A scathing article from that bastion of design, ZDNet.
2012-06-16 10:25:55 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Your blog sucks.

...And you're ugly...and your mom dresses you funny...and your dad's an alcoholic...and you're on the welfare...

What else did I forget for the witty repartee?
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