November 15, 2012

Why Windows 8 Desktop UI is Broken


ToastyTech on why Windows 8 desktop UI is broken.
 


ToastyTech goes into the details of why Windows 8 desktop UI is broken 
I should be able to start a simple calendar "app" and enter a few dates without Microsoft looking over my shoulder, right? Nope!

Every "app" wants you to connect to the internet and log in to Microsoft's "Microsoft Live" internet service.
And, 
Even ignoring that this is all advertising, it violates all kinds of user interface principals out the yingyang:
 
  • The "app" takes up the entire screen.
  • There is no visible way to close this application.
  • There is no visible way to cancel or return to the "start" page.
  • There is no visible way to do ANYTHING else!



Tap a desktop monitor?

ToastyTech’s Windows 8 UI review continues along these lines.



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