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Author Topic: Windows 8 Primer  (Read 3202 times)

mouser

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Windows 8 Primer
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:36:41 AM »
Says BoingBoing: "Windows 8's new UI is elegant, minimalist and, for those used to the older versions, utterly baffling."]BoingBoing[/url]: "Windows 8's new UI is elegant, minimalist and, for those used to the older versions, utterly baffling."

Here's a guide to getting around it, focused on helping people find the stuff they are used to:
http://www.theverge....-tricks-how-to-guide

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« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 11:11:59 AM by mouser »

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Re: Windows 8 Primer
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 11:52:17 AM »
I'd be more inclined to characterize somewhat differently it in its present stage of development.

How about: Windows 8's new UI is elegant, minimalist and utter BS.  :D

About the only thing I think they really got right was going with flat icons  :-* - although they could have picked a nicer color palette. :-\

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Re: Windows 8 Primer
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 12:14:26 PM »
I'm disputing elegant!

I think it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen!

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Re: Windows 8 Primer
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 02:18:18 PM »
Just as long as FARR works OK in that OS...

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Re: Windows 8 Primer
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 02:30:15 PM »
Just as long as FARR works OK in that OS...

You know...that may just be what saves it for me. ;D

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Re: Windows 8 Primer
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 07:15:31 AM »
I think it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen!
IMHO the core forMErTRO design is elegant - but it's slightly ruined by the garish color palette, and moreso by allowing images on the tiles.
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