New Age of User Interfaces – Windows 8 and Apple

People do not like Windows 8. I can see why. You get accustomed to using a software system like Windows over several years and all of a sudden, the way you get around and control Windows does not work like it used to. That does not bother me because I use keyboard shortcuts and alternate techniques to access functions in Windows directly but that is not the case for many. Windows 8 is a great, great idea. They tried to merge multiple design sensibilities. Egyptian heiroglyphics, IKEA, Swiss and German design tradition to create a modern user interface. It didn’t work. The problem was forcing it on hardware it was never design to enhance. Windows 8 does work well on Microsoft Surface though.

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