Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8!
Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damages to it’s self and more importantly to the end-users. The post compares Windows8 to Linux Mint 13.
The User Interface:
This is where Windows has done major make over. The UI is completely re designed, as they call it “Metro” UI originally developed for Windows phones ( can a UI for mobile serve as the UI for your desktop?) when you launch a Windows 8 machine you will enter the Metro UI that runs in full screen by default. The Metro UI has large icons ( called live tiles) that update information such as weather and calendar. Sounds not so bad till yet?