A look ahead at new Microsoft Technology.

Posted: February 27, 2011. At: 4:40 AM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1028

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWFivMjJG0&feature=player_embedded.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/02/26/1653250/Microsoft-Shows-Off-Radical-New-UI-Could-Be-Used-In-Windows-8#comments.

This video displays some of Microsoft’s new innovations like the surface computing and the new bubble interface for Windows 8. I am not sure about the bubble interface as I can not see where the start menu is and it takes up more screen real estate than rectangular or square windows. Maybe the bubble interface would take off as a toy OS for a kids computer or a media center PC, but for serious usage it would fail. No where near as usable as the Windows 2000 interface. The standard Windows desktop since Windows `95 then OSR2 and on to Windows `98 and Windows NT 4.0 has always been simple to use, then they brought in the new type of start menu in Windows XP and it was a little different but the same thing was seen in the KDE desktop as well and that was better, with the Beagle search tool, you could search from the start menu in KDE and find the file you wanted instantly. I am not so sure about this new direction in computer interfaces, the usage of it for long periods typing would give you RSI and that would be very uncomfortable. I doubt that this type of interface would appear in Windows 8, the world is not ready for something like this at all, maybe Windows 9 or 10, but not Windows 8.

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