Stop the Windows 8 bashing! Progress and change are not bad things

Over the last several weeks, reviewers, analysts and reporters seem to have forgotten the very raison d’être for being in the technology industry in the first place – “to go boldly where no man has gone before”. This is especially true when it comes to Windows 8’s user interface.

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Usability expert tears apart Windows 8

Design expert Jakob Nielsen calls Microsoft’s still-fresh Windows 8 operating system “a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity.”

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Steve Ballmer makes case for total Windows domination

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.