Enter Windows 8 – the much refashioned and somewhat reviled operating system by desktop giants, Microsoft. It’s clear that it is a revolutionary approach to introduce a supposedly modern operating system which attempts to merge the past, present and the apparent future – from clicking to touch/gesturing. A while back I wrote on my experience with a pre-release version and there was one major question back then and even now – how successful would this bold move turn out to be? The answer for now is clear – not quite, at least so far as adoption numbers still remain low and relatively obscure. I feel the bad media generated after the radical changes were announced contributed to this. For me, the launch of Windows 8 back in October last year was like water washing under a bridge, and expectedly many reviews came out negative.
Hey Everyone, It’s been a while since my Epic Rant and I have been quite busy doing research on my secret project. Mocking up designs, scrapping them, doing it again and so on. And after a very successful demo of a prototype with a prospective client, I decided to give myself a short break hence this post. 😉
The Apple Era
It’s clear that this is Apple’s time to shine. Their products are now market forces which makes people “need to have them”. I think this is due to the fact that Apple puts a lot of thought into their products and they design them to impress. Seeing Apple’s success, other companies no longer want to innovate. They just look at Apple products for ideas. Which is simply a shame! What they don’t realize is that..
Apple is not always right
Let’s take a few quick examples, shall we? Continue reading