But I've never been able to bite any of those companies so I don't know what they taste, but I guess that the one with a taste more resemblant to bacon would win... Even if they don't have ListCtrls...
I'd have to agree here, even Apple Fans are beginning to acknowledge this, for example: Cult of Mac[^].
Funnily, one of the comments says that an exception where skeuomorphic design is preferrable is music software that looks like a traditional mixing desk. I couldn't disagree more. No sound engineer uses a mixing desk with one finger, and that's pretty well what you're constrained to do with a mouse. Even if the software is multi-touch enabled, the knobs are too small to operate sensitively with a finger. I can't help think there's a better alternative.
Personally I find this strange. I've been using Win 8 regularly on my home PC for a while now. After an initial "where the f**k is ...?" period while I attempted to find my way around, I quickly found myself at home with the new start screen arrangement.
On top of that, performance is significantly improved. Cakewalk (makers of the Sonar music software) tested various aspects of performance for audio software, for example, and found amongst other things drastically improved disk I/O performance, less kernel calls (with associated overheads of context switching).
We all stand to benefit from the optimisations made to get all this running on a tablet.
All Apple's devices are equal, some customize is possible. The PC devices (windows) aren't the best visually, but in usability wins the apple devices. The Microsoft leaves the creativity with the user.
The beauty is ephemeral.
The developer side the Microsoft is a paradise.
If the tool is very poorly designed you may not be able to find even the most basic options. Save button? It's located on a button bar that's only visible when you press a button in the lower right corner five times
Seriously, I've seen a program that used a lightblue font on a classic winform background. The program did everything it had to do, but if you didn't know what the buttons did you'd never know because you couldn't read the caption. I've been told the owner of the company who made that software is a little colour blind... To top it off they used a different icon than you're used to for all of the standard stuff. I can't remember what it was, but the save button did not have a diskette, the new button did not have a blank page etc. To show the error log you had to click a button with a picture of an actual bug on it. The icons were completely unrelated. Who could/want ever work with that!?
Yeah, design matters...
As for my answer to the poll, Google. I like the way my browser looks (Chrome), I like the way my homepage looks (iGoogle), I like the way my email looks (GMail) and I like the way my favourite search engine looks (Bing, j/k Google ).
That doesn't mean I don't like the others, I just like Google a bit more. Oh, by the way, the new metro design just doesn't do it for me...
you kidding dude just because you have no taste does not mean you're hardcore
despite fact I never spent a penny on iphone/ipad/mac boxes because of the extra cost, i admit they have much cleaner design PC and many appliance manufacturer really should pay attention to how an appliance fit into living space
you kidding dude just because you have no taste does not mean you're
Just as running around with a shiny toy does not mean you have taste.
i admit they have much cleaner design PC and many appliance manufacturer really
should pay attention to how an appliance fit into living space
Yes, a typical PC is not really a beauty, but it's practical. I don't have that box standing under my desk as decoration, but if you must, you can install the contents of that grey box inside almost anything.
At least artificial intelligence already is superior to natural stupidity