A Windows 8 rebuild plan for Microsoft
Summary: There's been much angst and consternation surrounding Windows 8, the big Blue update and the missing Start button. Fear not, Windows faithful, Ken Hess is here to help with suggestions for a Windows 8 rebuild.
By Ken Hess
for Consumerization: BYOD
April 24, 2013 -- 17:47 GMT (10:47 PDT)
It's not often that I get all up in a company's "biness" with suggestions for rewriting a piece of software or an entire operating system but I'm taking this opportunity to do so. Microsoft needs my help on this and so do millions of lost users. I might be premature with this but, "You're welcome."
I do expect to hear whining from the usual suspects but I think the new interface, which I'm calling Fahrenheit 351, will entice you to love Windows again. Please enjoy my proposed enhancements.
I have decided to supply illustrations along the way to help guide Microsoft's developers and you, the future user, in how my enhancements and design changes work.
First, I want to get rid of that silly Metro interface with those ridiculous-looking, giant tiles. I want simplified pictures to use, let's call them icons that more accurately represent the underlying program. Here's an example of what Windows 8 currently offers and what I propose as a replacement.