Gavin Clarke at The Register:

Microsoft must really love Windows 8, or hate its legacy install base.

The Aero interface introduced with the hated Windows Vista and perpetuated with the loved Windows 7 is being canned from Windows 8, the company has revealed.

In another achingly long Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft called the Aero interface it once championed and poured so much love upon “dated and cheesy”. Yes, Windows 7 peeps, it’s official: you’re using a cheesy-lookin’ piece of software.

Microsoft is attempting to move two disjointed interfaces slightly closer together, much the way Apple has been doing with iOS and OS X, so I’m willing to give them a pass on this latest round of tinkering.  It still remains a mistake, however, to bolt the traditional desktop metaphor onto tablets.

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