John C. Dvorak, a well known technology enthusiast, made fun of for his “I get no spam” quote, but well respected in his field chimes in on the Xbox 360, and it looks like a thumbs up from him, as his article on PC Magazine’s website says:
Luckily Microsoft’s Xbox 360 crew, and other game developers, are working on cool stuff that will cross over to PCs. When game developers retake their rightful place on top of the hill of progress, we’ll all be better off. Needless to say, I am impressed by the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 explores new menu structures with a unique and pleasant GUI. One often-overlooked element that the Microsoft games group brings to the party is its unique GUIs that are unlike the folder/desktop metaphor that Xerox and Apple developed. Though Microsoft adopted this “folders” model for Windows, the company also developed many other interfaces, especially during the CD-ROM era. Some of these are phenomenal and are still being explored by the gaming folks.