Yeah, but the real question is: can you still switch the entire interface to "Windows classic." I have one computer that I keep in Windows XP interface so I know what customers are talking about when they call and tell me they clicked on such and such and then clicked on such and such. All of my other computers (I have three at my main workstation that I run continuously) I have in "Windows Classic" Mode. Don't tell me that "Windows Classic" is now Windows XP standard interface. Not that I'll use it until I absolutely have to, but please tell me Vista has a "Windows classic" that puts me back to the good old W95/NT4 interface.
In Microsoft's need to sell new operating system versions, they tend to have an "if it ain't broke, fix it [so the customer will think it was broke and run out to buy the new o/s]" kind of mentality. One of Microsoft's problems is that instead of building upon things that work, they need to make a bunch of changes that were not really necessary so that the new o/s looks "new". In the process a lot of the baby goes out with the bath water, as your article points out.
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