Don't panic? Windows 8 and the -ribbonification- of Explorer

Posted by BernardSwiss on Feb 8, 2012 12:02 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Peter Bright
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When Microsoft first revealed that the Explorer file manager would be outfitted with a ribbon-style toolbar in Windows 8, responses were loud, passionate, and frequently negative. The company recently described changes that it has made to Windows 8's Explorer in response to the feedback. These include some small modifications to the ribbon experience along with some other refinements of Explorer's new features. Though the changes themselves have been welcomed, the continued hostility toward Explorer's redesign remains.

I know this isn't, strictly speaking, a Linux/FOSS story -- but Gosh! Doesn't this story sound awfully familiar? Perhaps this will make some of us feel just a little better about some recent trends, Or not. - Bernard

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