Monday, July 18, 2011

Is the Desktop Having an Identity Crisis? - Technology Review

Big changes ahead for the leading PC client platforms

Both new operating systems reflect a tectonic shift in personal computing. They incorporate elements from mobile operating systems alongside more conventional desktop features. But demos of both operating systems suggest that users could face a confusing mishmash of design ideas and interaction methods.
Windows 8 and OS X Lion include elements such as touch interaction and full-screen apps that will facilitate the kind of "unitasking" (as opposed to multitasking) that users have become accustomed to on mobile devices and tablets.

Is the Desktop Having an Identity Crisis? - Technology Review

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