Average guy, above average luck...the blog of M. Keith Warren

Where is the real interface?

OK, I went and downloaded Vista Beta 1 and played for a while. There are some nice things but all in all incremental improvements over XP. My beef though is with the interface and the hype. For years I heard about this super secret 3d interface being developed, it was supposed to make OSX users jealous and makes users want to run out and buy the product when released.


Someone please tell me that this is not it, is that seriously the best you got? I work with OSX almost every day and tell people that Longhorn should have a UI that makes Cupertino shake but this makes me look like an idiot.


Scoble? Someone? Please tell me the goods are still hiding in Redmond and you are going to pull some last second, “Oh yeah, here is the fancy stuff”




John Jacobs said:

It's always a bad idea to hype someone elses product. You will always get the big stiffy.
# July 31, 2005 6:52 PM

jayson knight said:

I've seen some internal builds (shhh) that look *phenomenal*...patience my friend...patience.
# July 31, 2005 8:40 PM

Bob said:

Did you go check properties? Maybe it auto dumbed itself down because of detected hardware? You might be able to get it prettier. My install is still sitting on a HD waiting to get installed.....
# August 1, 2005 10:05 AM