I am not a all-time Microsoft fan, but there are some things, that I should accept.
Microsoft will always be ahead of all of other internet or software giants.
No matter what you think you might know, we will always be one step, three step, seven steps ahead of you, and just when you think you’re catching up, that’s when we’ll be right behind you. And in no time, you’ll be no where than exactly where I want you to be, so come close, get all over me, because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see. – Now You See Me!
This is what Microsoft is having as its Qoute for all other companies.
Lets start talking about, why? Why did I start this post, I mean I am not an employee for either of the companies, so why did I start this.
The User Interface changes made me write this post.
Microsoft presented some cool visual effects in Windows XP, and then in Windows Vista, while Mark did not have had the Breakup which was the cause of the Facebook, and Google was still using the default styles. Tumblr had no signs of existence.
Then when they were born, Mirosoft presented Windows 7, which was a killer OS. However some of its features were already presented in Vista, like Aero effects, Windows 7 had 3D effects and some Gradients to work with, and to make the user feel like the click events are happening on the screen. Google then tried its best to create such buttons, which are still being used there in Gmail, Google Plus!
Now came the time for the Windows 8. Which was rumoured alot, of being extra transparent and this and that. From which none of them were true. Windows 8 had less transparency but cool aero effects(which more importantly isn’t very cool at all). Windows 8 had less gradients and less 3D-ish styles. Which inturn, forced Google and Facebook and specially Tumblr. to change there layout too. Today when I went to http://www.tumblr.com I realized how much all the social giants are impressed by Microsoft.
You should also go there, and checkout how much of Microsoft’s themes they are using.
Well, here I should say, Microsoft was, is, and will be the best product!