Gizmodo: There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over the world. You know, NBD.
Hope the designers of Windows 8 have fun when a lot of people complain about the new "app based" look. Personally I am sticking with Windows 7, Windows 8 doesn't seem like a big step forward to me unless you plan on using it on a tablet or mobile device.
Windows 8 looks fine for mobile platforms, but it's blah for desktops.