By Shadoe Huard

June 2nd 2011

Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad

John Gruber:

But I think it’s a fundamentally flawed idea for Microsoft to build their next-generation OS and interface on top of the existing Windows. The idea is that you get the new stuff right alongside Windows as we know it. Microsoft is obviously trying to learn from Apple, but they clearly don’t understand why the iPad runs iOS, and not Mac OS X.

Watching the D9 liveblog, I got the same sense of despair and bewilderment one feels seeing the prettiest girl in school date the school’s biggest jerk. Expanding the Windows Phone UI over to tablets and the desktop proper is a brilliant idea. The Metro UI is clearly something Microsoft can build a future with but unfortunately, the decided to layer it on top of the ancient carcass that is Windows 7.

So frustrating.

Posted at 12:30am and tagged with: tech, onecolumn, microsoft, windows 8, apple, ipad, tablet,.