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Love UI? We want you!!

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Do you love User Interface design?  Are you happy with Vista's UI?  Or...Does it make you unhappy?  Well, we now have a place for you to have a good ol' rant and rave on what's great, or what's not so great, until you are blue in the face!  Imaginatively titled 'Windows Vista Rants & Raves' is a dedicated forum over on the Shell: Revealed blog, from the guys who build the actual Core Vista UI.

Microsoft has been asking for testers to provide feedback on the user interface's "fit & finish" as it pushes toward a final release of the operating system.  According to Dave Vronay, a Research Manager here at Microsoft, "Fit & Finish is really getting a big push for Vista, with lots of people spending time tracking down the minor errors and glitches that haven't historically been "ship-stopping" but certainly contribute to a feeling that things are not polished"

According to the article over on TechWeb, "One of the heaviest-trafficked threads there revolved around the "Windows Classic" interface theme included with Release Candidate 1 (RC1). "The new 'Windows Classic' isn't very classic, it looks wrong, it looks like someone just pooped it out and slapped it on the DVD," wrote someone identified as "Simon Thulbourn.""

Interesting image....

What do you think of the UI?  Feel free to leave a comment, or better still, head over to the forum and get your opinions aired!  It can be something as trivial as a button's colour is abit naff, or a title bar is too big.  Everything counts and I know the team would be eager to hear your views - after all, your feedback helps us to improve!

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