It is official – Microsoft has announced a FREE upgrade to “Windows 8.1”. Fearful Windows 8 will be known as the next generation Vista – this upgrade is intended to address interface concerns.
The most obvious improvement is the return of the Start Button. Windows 8 was like a Swiss Army knife with only one tool – trying to find a one size fits all OS. We interact with different devices in different ways and someone forgot to tell Microsoft. Designing a tablet interface for desktops and even non-touch screen laptops is a mistake. They could have saved millions in design mistakes by just reading some of my older blogs.
Aside from the start button – users will have the option to skip the Metro interface and go directly to the more desktop friendly interface – although this is not the default. After a few million dollars in research studies – Microsoft will come up with an idea to launch the desktop interface on non-touch devices.
Ok – sorry for so much sarcasm – just so obvious….
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