Microsoft’s Design Language

Microsoft’s new typography-based design language(internal codename Metro), originally for use in Windows Phone 7 is based upon the design principles of classic Swiss graphics design. A key design principle of Metro is better focus on the content of applications, relying more on typography and less on graphics (“content before chrome”). Early uses of the Metro… Continue reading

Windows Post Install Guide

Having performed a ‘clean install’ of Windows hundreds of times over the years, here is the list of top 5 things I do in my Windows post-install. Note: The following guide/tips are valid for a PC in any form factor(Desktop/Laptop/Touch enabled hybrid) running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. 1.) Install Drivers (duh!): Throw out… Continue reading

What is Hackintosh?

Mac OS X is the Operating System(OS) that runs on Apple’s laptops and desktops. Its a UNIX based OS, but unlike other UNIX based desktop Operating Systems(e.g. Ubuntu,Fedora and hundreds of others), if you attempt to stick a Mac OS X installation disk into any computer that isn’t made by Apple, it simply won’t work…. Continue reading