Microsoft Windows Vista has a lot of flashy prettiness. But, Jenny Lam (http://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/helveticagirl), the head of the Microsoft User Experience, made it clear in an interview on Channel 9 (http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=161254) that each decision has a solid practical reason for being. Why black? Why glass? Why so many thing. Each contributes to a positive user experience.
Smart, meet beautiful.
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