“Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about … ?”
- “Angry” Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski
Boy, did we have fun at Microsofts expense the past two or three years, didn’t we? DIDN’T WE. Haha. They had their metro interface, replacing the “start”-button. Ow wait, we can’t call it the “Metro interface” anymore, as it is now the Microsoft design language or Modern UI. My bad.
But for years every single blogger in Technorati has been typing and spitting on the proposal for a new Windows start menu, ie. tiles. It was ugly, bad, chaotic, stressful and clumsy. Whats more, people wouldn’t be able to find the start button anymore, so people would not be able to find their programs anymore.
Now I’m a great proponent of making computers harder to use. That way less and less people will be on the Internet, and we can finally have some peace of mind. But even so, the Metro interface was actually easier to use then the original start menu. Every keyboard in the world — except for those used by Mac Heathens, mind you – has a windows button. Use it. It actually opens the start menu. *angelic choirs*.
So, do I love Modern UI, because I hate macs and found the start button? No. Ow, well, because it further complicates computer use then? NO, it does the opposite actually.
No. The real reason I love the tile interface so much, is …
click on more to see why.
Well there you go.
And to think they’ll kill it with a rancid compromise in Windows 10.
Categories: general, technology
Tags: metro, modern ui, start button, tile, tiles, windows 8
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