Microsoft Windows 10 Gets a Makeover since one of the most frequent complaints about Windows has to do with aesthetics.
Despite a few seemingly halfhearted attempts to modernize, significant portions of the OS appear like they are from the 1990s. That’s because Windows is still utilizing a lot of design techniques and icons from Windows 95, so the criticism turns out to have much truth to it.
It looks and feels like it was designed in the 1990s because, frankly, large swaths of the OS’s visual elements are from the 1990s. That, however, is slowly changing.
The changes began with Windows 8, but the user community largely rejected these. With Microsoft Windows 10, the company tried again, and to their credit, Windows 10 does sport the most modern look and feel of any OS the company has ever produced. That said, there’s only so much you can do when so many of your windows and icons are relics from an earlier time.
In the latest preview build of Microsoft Windows 10, the company is rolling out the first part of its new design effort, based around its “Fluent Design Style.” The changes are relatively small, centering around streamlined, simplified, and more colorful icons with rounded edges of the type many popular apps currently employ. Rather than trying to fight against it, Microsoft seems to be embracing that aesthetic, and although a modest beginning, the most recent change does indeed make a striking visual difference.
The company promises that we’ll be seeing much more of their Fluent Design concept in the months ahead. It seems that at long last, after years of talking about modernizing the look and feel of their OS, Microsoft Windows 10 is finally taking steps toward making that a reality. It is a welcome change indeed.