New W8 Desktop UI design looks better


macrumors 68040
Feb 23, 2009
Indeed the interface of the desktop area looks better than in Windows 7. Microsoft decided to "kill" Aero.

But have you had the chance to try Windows 8 Consumer Preview and its Metro interface? It's awkward and I don't know how Microsoft intends to push it to desktop computers.


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
My only Win7 devices have been slow or old and I use the "classic" pre-XP look. It's not pretty, but it is functional. This doesn't look too bad. I'm mostly glad the versioning is simpler -- the kinds of things that are restricted on my win7 "starter" netbook install are fairly silly, and if I didn't need iTunes and Ubuntu didn't continue to have various nuisances (which are amazingly better in 12.04 than I've seen before), I'd probably rarely boot into win7.

Edit: after much complaining, I mostly have learned to like the ribbon.
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