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^^ Because MS is following the foot step of apple because of apple's huge success in universalising the UI. If you haven't noticed, the newest android jellybean upgrade has also universalized the UI across devices. I hate it. I hate the fact that my android tablet looks like a giant phone. I've always hated the fact that my ipad always looked like a giant iphone, and now my android tablet looks like a giant android phone.

While I agree with you completely, somehow I don't think the majority of people agree with us there. Let's be honest with ourselves, most people are tech illiterate. The success of the iphone, ipod touch, and ipad pretty much proves that most people want the exact same UI across the board. If you go onto android forums, you will find only a few people being annoyed with the new android tablet UI. Everyone else loves the fact that their android tablets now look like giant android phones.

Hi there
Apple doesn't "Do OS'es for Servers" so the whole server UI thing is something else.

Besides would you really like to run a huge server Farm using a Mobile Phone UI.

You are absolutely right. But MS doesn't see it that way.

Try to think of it this way. When I have to explain to my clients, I have to use laymen's terms and dumb down a lot of the concepts not because my clients don't know any better but because I have no idea what they will understand and what they will not. I have to be careful, though, because people are easily offended and become defensive very easily. Personally, I don't know why. I don't know anything about medicine, so doctors can dumb down all they want to with me and treat me like an idiot. I don't care. I'm not going to pretend like I know squat about medicine. Or law. Or most other topics in life. So, I don't understand why people get offended when I don't know what they do and don't know about my topic of expertise.

Anyway, MS doesn't know who's going to work with their systems. Ever heard of the phrase the group is as fast as the slowest person? That's what happening. MS is assuming the worst to compensate for the slowest members. And that means universalizing the UI across everything.


I run into the same problem with sci-fi topics. I have friends that are English teachers. We went to see the movie Source Code. Very cool if you're into scifi. My friends, a lesbian couple both english teachers, came out absolutely having no idea what happened in the movie. I then realized that most concepts in this movie requires a lot of prereqs in scifi themes.

To name a few: time travel, mind vs body, alternate reality, temporal mechanics (effect preceding cause), etc. are all scifi concepts that takes getting use to before understanding this movie. After unsuccessfully explaining the movie to them, I asked them if they knew what timeline was, and they both got really offended. I asked them to explain to me what they thought timeline was, and they both told me the history version of timeline. Sheese, I thought.

I just gave up and told them that's just not their kind of movie to watch.

Anyway, the point is I think it's tragic that MS is making the UI the same for everything, even servers. But I have a feeling in the grand scheme of things people will like it more that way. Remember that us geeks only make up a tiny portion of the population.