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Microsoft Drops ‘Aero Glass’ User Interface in Windows 8

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    Why is that Microsoft seems determined to eliminate features that most people like! First they eliminate the start button and now aero. What will they eliminate next?

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    It's clear to me...the brass at MS are quite insane. They are seemingly deliberately trying to destroy what made them a success in the first place.

    It's strange, lately at various companies I have noticed what almost seems like a deliberate "agenda" to to destroy them from within, noticed this with HP and the debacle with the old CEO, but that is just one other immediate example I can think of right now.

    This seems like it is a bigger agenda. Am I nuts, or is something very strange going on at many major companies in the past several years???
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    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    It's clear to me...the brass at MS are quite insane. They are seemingly deliberately trying to destroy what made them a success in the first place.

    It's strange, lately at various companies I have noticed what almost seems like a deliberate "agenda" to to destroy them from within, noticed this with HP and the debacle with the old CEO, but that is just one other immediate example I can think of right now.

    This seems like it is a bigger agenda. Am I nuts, or is something very strange going on at many major companies in the past several years???
    This is only a computing website and not all other sorts of discussion <<< I suppose is a way to say it.

    I can get very detailed in my thoughts along the lines of what you are saying. Instead of saying stuff that most here will not understand or worse, not want to believe, I'll simply say I agree with you.

    For clues on what I mean, one can research what happened to Gibson Guitars within the last year. Then just give some solid thought to the hows and whys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Not to mention they officially dissed their own product which they will still be supporting for many, many years to come: Windows 7 and to a lesser extent, also Vista.

    What company says to the public?: "Our products are outdated, but thanks for buying them anyway, while you did."

    Wow.
    apple does that ALL the time. "The best iphone ever." One year later, "The best iphone ever."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    apple does that ALL the time. "The best iphone ever." One year later, "The best iphone ever."
    lol true but at least it's not "The best iPhone ever and the old one is so outdated."
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  6. #16


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    I think this is good, I was getting annoyed at the fact that the metro design of the Start Screen was clashing too much with the Aero design of the Desktop. Aero isn't gone for good as far as we know, the Taskbar is still translucent.

    This is going to be a concept that takes a bit to understand....

    An LCD screen is digital, and only displays 2D images with 3D gradients and effects to make things "pop." Why? We lived without it since 1985 until vista perfectly fine. Before then, we were more focused on what the operating system itself could do, how secure it was, how well it performed, how better it was to navigate through files, how better it was to find what we need faster. It wasn't so much about asthetics than anything until xp and it's truly cheesy looking UI. Sure, Aero looks pretty, I've even stared at the Windows 7 Desktop and admired its prettiness on the look of the glass effect, but that's the point I'm trying to make. We're starting to be more concerned with astethics of how well fake materials can be rendered and not so much what its potential really is.

    Metro does look nice and I will concede that I've admired its cleanness in design. But metro does something else, it goes back to square one, where we were taken aback at what our operating system could do, not so much on how well it could render glass effects or blecky plasticky material. Metro is about something else, it's about being digitally authentic. It's about putting the content your truly care about, whether it be a favorite picture or a news feed or an Excel spreadsheet. The chrome is put on the back burner in this. The chrome isn't important. It's about simplicity in design. Sure, it may be called dumbed down and the designers put no effort into it, but why must it be complicated to use? Realisitically, most people probably don't even know how to do some advanced things in Windows, heck, I bet no one knows that Windows 7 has a built in virtual private network client.

    I just thought of this, if you look at Aero design, it really stemmed all the way back in 2003 with Longhorn. That's almost 10 years of a UI design scheme. But, if you want to look at metro design, that stems WAY, WAY back with the development of Windows 2000, Xp, and Longhorn. We'd be living in a different world if Microsoft made the push for that design during those days.
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  7. #17


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    Why don't they just make a non-Aero mode or theme rather than taking off the Aero so that people will have a choice and with less complaints?

    The flat design on Windows 8 will use a bit less resources than Aero because transparency is eliminated but that's not significant with today's computers unless you're using a less powerful smartphone or tablet which M$ is targeting on the market right now.


    The Aero wouldn't be appealing to me on a smartphone or a tablet but desktops and laptops, I've always loved it since Vista. Its almost as if MS is trying to put people away from desktops by removing the "feel" of the desktop and making it more of a phone or tablet feel. They are just not fair to desktop users and they are turning away from their bread and butter in the first place which is the Desktop.
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    Yes, why indeed.

    MS don't seem to have any interest in giving their customers choices any more.

    It could be the end for them.
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  9. #19


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    I believe windows 8 will drive non-corporate users away from windows.
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  10. #20


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    This is disappointing, looks like they are building a tablet only OS, for the RT this would be understandable.

    So the 'No compromise' is for the design engineers and not the consumer, think they got it backwards.
    Definitely Apple in their water.
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