Saturday, May 19th 2012

Latest Windows 8 Screenshots Reveal Ouster of Aero Glass UI

In June, Microsoft will unveil the first Release Preview of Windows 8, its next major version of the Windows (client). Some of the latest screenshots of the teething operating system made it to the web, and reveal some significant changes to the UI, apart from the Metro UI. With its Desktop workspace, Windows 8 embraces a new UI design, that does away with the glassy Aero design that was introduced with Windows Vista. What we have instead, are minimalist titlebars with centered window titles, flat window control buttons, and a blending of the titlebar's color with that of the other menubars. Microsoft justifies the design change by calling the older Aero UI "dated and cheesy." Microsoft assured users that it will assist in the transition between the two UIs, apart from the major change that Metro is.

Sources: MSDN Blogs, Engadget
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83 Comments on Latest Windows 8 Screenshots Reveal Ouster of Aero Glass UI

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: remixedcat
I think they should have left it at the year thing.... The OS releases that had the years always turned out better.

However I've mostly been sticking to server releases and I've found them to be much better then the consumer releases.

Instead of xp I used 2003, instead of vista I used 2008, and instead of 7 I used 2008R2.
Server releases for "normal" people are overkill in the extreme, and I don't really see the point if you're not running a server.
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#2
Prima.Vera
by: btarunr
Microsoft justifies the design change by calling the older Aero UI "dated and cheesy."
I like Windows 7 "dated and cheesy" interface. That Mac OSX clone looks like carp. :banghead:
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#3
remixedcat
and the win7/2008R2 interface feels a lot more friendly and comfy then metro does...

also metro feels like you're eating at mcdonalds or BK barebones, rigid, and budget
and aero glass feels more like you're eating at LongHorn Steakhouse or your local equivalent. classy, comfy, and friendly
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#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: remixedcat

and aero glass feels more like you're eating at LongHorn Steakhouse or your local equivalent. classy, comfy, and friendly
It's pretty much the first thing I disable when doing a reinstall.
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#6
pantherx12
Looks like a UI I would make or you'd find on some rubbish flash website.

Looks amateur and unfinished.
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#7
baggpipes
Windows 8 designers still look bound and determined to get some use outta the windows key on the keyboard....
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#8
niko084
Why are people complaining about the UI changes
Well... For those that have to constantly support all this crap :laugh:

In Office 2003 it took me... Maybe 20 minutes to get completely accustomed to each piece of software, Office 2010? Took me 20 minutes to import outlook data. (okay maybe I'm exaggerating there a bit) But in general seriously, the OS is a "tool" nothing else, leave it as such. Constant changes this drastic are driving your customers to APPLE. :rolleyes:

I'm going to laugh so hard when Android takes out Windows in 10 years.

PS- sold my MS stock a long time ago :D
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