Just what is it that makes Apple cool? Partly it is down to its unerring eye for industrial design. Even if you prefer to run Windows instead of OSX or rock an Android phone rather than an iPhone it is hard to deny that the guys in Cupertino make some desirable kit.
Windows 8 looks great but is it too stigmatised?
And that’s the crux, really. The real problem here is Windows. Windows 7 is a brilliant product compared to what has gone before and Windows 8 looks like a genuine evolution, if not revolution. It is still Windows. Windows is bad memories of incompatible drivers, uninstall programs that don’t work properly and access rights that stop you doing what you want without offering the protection you need. Windows is rebooting after a major software update, complicated licensing structures and Clippy the paperclip offering to help write your resignation letter.
The Slate – A new look logo for Microsoft
Kim opted to create a single unifying logo for all of Microsoft’s main products. The ‘Slate’ is a simple diagonal bar, meant to resemble the window of an office block seen at an acute angle. It looks just enough like the Windows logo to save face, but no more.
Stuart Houghton is a former UK Associate Editor of Kotaku.com and has been writing about technology, games and geeks for over a decade and using technology, playing games and being a geek for much longer. He is also part of the IT team for a major UK charity.
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