The metro design is revolved around the use of color on either a dark or light or rich background. Overall though, Windows 8 compared to macs is comparing a box of crayons versus a box of grey crayons. LOADS more color, lots of digital motion (no wobbly windows) and lots of clean and fairly consistent design. Even with ios, there mixed elements of old design and new design that makes things inconsistent where Windows Phone and even android is more consistent.
Speaking of such and on a real unrelated note, the Windows Blue update may actually further refine the Desktop, probably will chuck out the Areo iconography. Too gross.
If that's the same stat collection which told them that they can get rid of the Start Menu, then they can keep this comment for themselves.Originally Posted by MS
Anyway what Microsoft is saying is irrelevant. They don't want to read the opinion of the poeple, so they shouldn't expect us to read theirs.
You know what? I think that this new W8 style is not a question of more readability, cleanliness or even taste. It's a fashion.Originally Posted by Coke Robot
It's a fashion launched by Microsoft and because they make incredible advertising campain about it and because you see it everywhere, this fashion is there and other companies have to follow suit.
IMO I still feel it's ugly, no matter what the industry decided what the fashion will be.
I am not sure anybody is copying from w8.
Why would anyone in their right mind copy from a product that is doing so badly ( atm at least )?
Cokie, I don't suppose you realise the feeling at Apple has been their ui is a bit fussy for a long while - at least since Mike Mace was doing platform marketing there.
I expect they hadn't done anything about previously as there was so much else to concentrate on with new launches.
Now they are in a period of product life extension, they can start doing those things.
More important now, in fact.
Now I hope MS are not going to fall into that category.
Both my new laptop and my dad's new desktop came with Windows 8 preinstalled. Neither I nor my dad are using the Start screen, ever. I haven't even bothered looking for apps that might appeal to me. I avoid touchscreens like the plague because display quality versus cost matters to me, I hate fatty fingerprints on my screen, and the mouse is over a dozen times more accurate, as well as more ergonomically relaxing. I don't use the touchpad of my laptop unless I am forced to, for similar reasons.
Anything that doesn't require going fullscreen shouldn't go fullscreen, hence I am using the Classic Start Menu of Classic Shell. Media Center and Windows Media Player is just bloatware compared to Media Player Classic HomeCinema (using LAV Splitter and madVR renderer) and foobar2000. So, basically, I got used to Windows 8 virtually the same way I got used to all other Windows versions, namely by either skipping them entirely or by fixing them. Fixing them, McGyver-style.
Exactely! Most of the youth function like that. They think you'r an old fart if you don't have the last stuff. They think you are a bum if you don't have a fruit logo on the lad. (Part of the reason why MS is not even denting the tablet market.) Windows PC is symbol of the cheap choice, of the one who can't afford or of the nerd who don't want to be cool even when we told him so.Originally Posted by mart
Yet, they will think W8's Metro is more cool than old fashioned Vista-looking 7. At least they reckon that Windows is coming up with something that is visualy new and worth including in fashion trends.
The future of the OS will be decided by couturiers.