I’ve got to be honest and say I am not a huge Microsoft fan. Yes I use a Mac and like Apple products but if I had to label myself I’m a browser guy. Give me pretty much any operating system along with a modern browser like Chrome and I’m in business. That being the case, I’m trying to keep an open mind about Windows 8 and find all of the analysis on how they got to the end result as well as criticisms to be very interesting.
If you’re like me, you may find these links worth a quick read:
- Here is a bit on the early mockups and initial ideas around Windows 8 from the gang at Ars Technica
- Jacob Nielson hates on Windows 8
- CNET thinks Nielson is too old school on his approach
Love’em or hate’em you have to give Microsoft some credit for pushing the boundaries and trying something completely new. If history teaches us anything, they tend to get it wrong at first and then get dialed in a revision or two down the line. Windows 9 or 10 might be really solid. Who knows?