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Gruber on the Windows 8 Preview Video

by Ash White / 06.01.11

John Gruber just summed up my exact thoughts about today's announcement by Microsoft previewing the UI changes being made in Windows 8. The last paragraph is particularly good:

Apple’s radical notion is that touchscreen personal computers should make severely different tradeoffs than traditional computers — and that you can’t design one system that does it all. Windows 8 is trying to have it all, and I don’t think that can be done. You can’t make something conceptually lightweight if it’s carrying 25 years of Windows baggage.



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