Microsoft continues to amaze through the changes made to the upcoming Windows 8 OS, but not necessarily in a pleasant way.
After we heard that Windows 8 will not have a Start Menu button, now we learn that Microsoft has decided to give up the famous Aero Glass interface too, a UI introduced at the same time with Windows Vista and highly appreciated for its special aesthetic appearance. Without any doubt, the Aero Glass interface made the difference in a categorical way to the new versions of Windows, helping us forget at all about the era of gray windows in Windows 95/98/2000, or about the comic book outlook of the Windows XP windows.
In the first instance, giving up the Aero Glass interface means a more faded look for the traditional interface, non-Metro in Windows 8. According to Microsoft representatives, the visual changes include flattening surfaces, removing reflections and the restriction to a smaller color palette for windows drawing.
In spite of all the changes in terms of interface, company representatives do not seem too worried about any possible criticism that may arise, relying instead on the idea that eventually users will adapt and accept anyway the new presentation of the operating system.
However, since we said about critics, Microsoft has acknowledged the existence of certain problems of the gestures system implemented for the touch interface in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, explaining that this is due to the lack of maturity of the Consumer Preview version. According to the company, the shortcomings have been resolved for the Windows 8 Release Preview version, and the improvements should be apparent to users, since they will have the opportunity to try out the new edition of Windows 8.