Windows 8 was described by Microsoft official as one of the most risky product created by Microsoft until now. This is a easy to understand statement if we were to look at the changes made to this operating system.
The general tendency is to simplify the way we interact with the operating system, introducing better optimized versions for already present features, or some even completely redesigned. Most of a times a simple approach seems to be the best one, but for Windows Explorer the design team decided that more means better. So the new Windows Explorer greets us with a generous collection of icons of different sizes, grouped based on the function they fulfill in a selectable ribbon system.
Helping the beginner user, the new icon offers fast access to the most used Windows Explorer commands.
Compatible with tablets and touchscreens in general, the new interface might prove to be uncomfortable for netbook users, devices that come in low dimensions, and sometimes limited to 1024 x 600 pixels resolution.
To make up for the lost space, the detailed file information are now presented in the right side, freeing some of the space for displaying the file list.
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