Microsoft updates Windows 10, looks more like Apple

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If you ask us, Microsoft really got it right with Windows 10. Sure, there are issues here and there and the updates can be a little much but if you compare it to some of the company’s other operating systems (looking at you, Vista) it’s great at what it does. Yet that doesn’t mean Microsoft is happy to just leave it alone as the mega-corporation has announced that an update is planning on fixing a few bugs with Windows 10 as well as changing the look of certain features. In particular, the icons which look very…

Well, they look like they’ve been pulled off a Mac. Maybe that’s just us but we can’t help but think that the designers for the new icons took a few pages out of Apple’s book. Windows Insiders were able to browse the new changes thanks to the update going live on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21343. Microsoft then also published a blog post detailing the changes.

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“Several changes, such as the orientation of the folder icons and the default file type icons, have been made for greater consistency across Microsoft products that show files… Notably, the top-level user folders such as Desktop, Documents, Downloads and Pictures have a new design that should make it a little easier to tell them apart at a glance,” reads the blog update.

Microsoft also confirmed that more icons will be updated over time. It seems that Microsoft is working hard to make Windows 10 just a little easier to read and organise as one of the other mentioned updates includes, “changing the name of the Windows Administrative Tools folder in Start to Windows Tools.” Small things like that could make the operating system much easier to parse.

Still, the fact that the new icons look very Apple-inspired is weird to us. We’ll get used to it, sure. We’re old and change scares us, you understand. If you want to read the full list of improvements, you can check out the patch notes here.

Source: XDA Developers

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