Thursday, March 22, 2012

Windows 8 Confusion

Matthew Murray – a loyal Microsoft user describes why Windows 8 may drive me to Linux. My question. Linux? Really? Why not try Mac OS X?

Based on its current form, Windows 8 represents an unconscionable, and barely comprehensible, rejection of the values Microsoft has spent the last 26 years perfecting in its visual operating system. It doesn’t make computers easier to navigate and understand, it makes them more difficult, paradoxically by making the interface so brain-dead simple that it can’t do anything someone with a brain might actually want. Want to close an application without using Alt-F4? Forget it. Want the menus and settings intelligently organized? No chance. Want to just display two windows on the screen at the same time? Good luck with that.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mike, perhaps the author is (perhaps rightfully) worried about Apple's new commitment at making OS X more interlinked with iOS, which, of course, is another "brain-dead simple" operating system. Not saying that OS X is necessarily on the path of too much simplicity, but it's certainly not out of the range of possibilities, is it?


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