When Apple took on touch, it created a new OS (though, yes, based on OS X) with entirely new UI conventions. It threw out everything end users knew about getting around in software and started building anew with the finger … Read more →
Ed Bott: That last license type represent the first time Microsoft has formally acknowledged the right of its end-user customers to install Windows 8 on a new PC they build themselves, or to install it in a virtual machine or … Read more →
Regardless of whether you like Microsoft’s new Metro interface, you gotta commend the company for developing a UI and sticking to it. In fact, I bet one could argue that Microsoft is exhibiting more UI consistency, and perhaps even coherent … Read more →
Strong words from Newell at Casual Connect, a Seattle video game conference. Tricia Duryee, writing for some website, quoted him on a range of topics like game distribution, closed platforms, and the prospects of touch as an interface. But on … Read more →
Microsoft simply refuses to get both feet on board with thematically moving beyond the “PC” era, exhibited by COO Kevin Turner’s comments at his company’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Since the iPad’s introduction, Apple has claimed we’re in a “post-PC” era. … Read more →
Why Microsoft killed the Windows Start button | PC Pro It’s a huge change that is naturally dividing people across interface lines. Good for Microsoft for looking at data and taking a risk.
You can read Michael Mace’s Fear and Loathing in Windows 8 in a few different ways. Apple fans might smirk at the thought that Microsoft could have an even worse Windows Vista on its hands. Microsoft fans might get wrapped … Read more →
Windows 8: touch vs keyboard and mouse navigation (hands-on video) | The Verge Interesting navigation ideas in Windows 8, and it’s nice to see Microsoft made them about as parallel as they can be between the old ‘n busted and … Read more →
Daring Fireball: The Case for Going Metro-Only on ARM via Instapaper
Some other tablets you may have seen – Marco.org Marco: They know they’re talking about the iPad. Everyone in the auditorium knows they’re talking about the iPad. All of us on the internet know they’re talking about the iPad.