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Microsoft Co-Founder Calls Windows 8 User Interface 'Puzzling'

Paul Allen likes Windows 8 overall and thinks it will succeed. That said, he has some reservations about the Windows 8 user interface.

"I did encounter some puzzling aspects of Windows 8. The bimodal user experience can introduce confusion, especially when two versions of the same application -- such as Internet Explorer -- can be opened and run simultaneously," Allen said in a blog post.

The fact that the Microsoft co-founder is using words like "confusing" and "puzzling" should be at least a bit concerning to a company placing such huge bets on the OS.

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