Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro Look
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:57:05 PM
For all those people who live under a rock...
On June 1st of this year (June 1,2011) Microsoft revealed their Windows 8 WIP
(work-in-progress) and from that time to now (middle of October) it seems that
there has been a lot of negativity with the new "Metro" look of Windows.
For those people who hate the new look to the point of killing, chillax, during
the month of September it was announced that Windows 8 would have also have the
old desktop layout.
I'm gonna squeeze in a little personal opinion here: I think it's fantastic.
I am absolutely thrilled by this new look, it's time to move forward.
But others, however, don't share my opinion. Windows Live president Steven Sinofsky,
has recently admitted that there have been a huge amount of negativity towards
the new Windows 8 Start Screen UI (user interface).
According to Steven Sinofsky, the negative talk is a natural reaction to change
but if they want Microsoft to change things, that is definitely not the way
to do it.
We've seen some small amount of visceral feedback focused on 'choice' or
'disable'--a natural reaction to change, but perhaps not the best way to have a
dialogue leading to a new product
But despite what he said it does look like Microsoft is listening to those angry
douche-holes (sorry, I meant to write "people").
We have been following all of the comments and responding as much as we can.
We know major changes like this can be controversial and we are looking forward to
continuing this dialog with you.
In response to people complaining about how hard it would be to find their programs
because they don't know the name of the program they want to run (WTF?). So now:
The new Apps screen would make it easier to organize and find your programs.
Back to my own personal view, I know some people are griping about the new look,
but you really should give it a chance. Windows 8 isn't even done yet and other
than that, this is Microsoft we're talking about. They will come through for us.
Stay hungry, stay foolish.