So I finally got Windows 8 ( by force ) inside my home. Without consulting me, the only person who even go inside a computer, or attempts programming, they beought an almost $1000 labtop, on credit.......................................
The Gui itself reminds me of a magazine, or a book. It is extremly simple, flat, boring and 2d. It is everything opposite as we expected it to be. On a short sighted noticed, I would like to point out the many problems we had the last ten years or so, because of hate for things people do not understand. I do not know if the simplistic appearance is something to be proud of. It feels like 1980's all over again ( which means it is like the 1950's all over again ( which means it is like the 1920's all over agan ) ). Maybe their is still some hope for this world maybe, but then again that might be the negative undertones of what these designs might mean. As with "Regans looking back speech".
However that is the one thing positive I have to say about Windows 8 GUI appearance at least. It is freindly, simple, clean, and innocent looking. It makes me feel like a four year old kid all over again, going to McCorrys to buy toys. That is how freindly it feels, like being on some sorta wonder drug that takes you to the land of Oz.
However their is kind of a downer to all of this. From the X-box era Microsoft have the gamers crowd lined up to buy into X-box live. They also have Adobe users because of the OSX switch to Intel. Finally to make things more easier for them, the goverments, schools, and anybody that takes Uncle Sams non-for-profit blood money, are forced into upgrading their hardware, under law. Which in turns force everybody who is not a real programmer, to upgrade just for MS-word. That is the first downer.
As mentioned, the other problem is the security of the OS. I can't "bare" to even think of an break n entering, or home invasion, brought you by Carls Juniors. Because some negative nancy nun had a hard time back in the 1965 when people started to think in the right direction. This second downer.
Windows 8 is a step into the right direction, that we from the late 98 Days have always wanted. Starting with VISTA, and XP, Microsoft has been moving alongside with the whole 3d and 2d life promotion. It is like everybody was high on SIMS, and virtual reality. But Windows 8 shows that programmers ( who are probably my age range right about now ) are connecting with the users on the level of graphic designers at least. That is shorta a good thing.
If you can afford it, have credit, or is a raging person who has barely no disipline, and does not care how things work. Get Windows 8. If you want something that looks like it was made back in 1979, but is really from the book/movie 1984 then get windows 8, I am sure the thought police wont bother you, unless you have something that is precious
Edited by ROTS, 15 September 2013 - 10:21 AM.